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Causes Of Testicular Atrophy
What causes bilateral testicular atrophy if i had a left varicocele and it was fixed? Shouldn't that one be smaller than the right?
See answer: There are actually many potential causes of testicular atrophy, fortunately most of which are quite uncommon. Bilateral atrophy would suggest more of a congenital (klinefelter's syndrome most common) or systemic cause (use of steroid medications/body builders). You are correct in that a varicocele can cause atrophy on the same side and much less likely on other side unless bilateral varicoceles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
What happens when a mans epidymis is removed on both sides? Can he still orgasm normally and ejaculate normally? Will it cause testicular atrophy?
Can trauma other than rupture or torsion cause testicular atrophy? And can it spread to the other testicle? And how much time can it cover?
Blood vessels: Clotting of either the artery or veins to the testicle is one of the main causes of atrophy. Mumps also can cause inflammation and then atrophy of the testicle. Sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia can sometimes cause testicle atrophy and sterility. "Spreading" to the other testicle could not be likely; but the same insults could occur separately to the other. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do STDs cause testicular atrophy, is it sudden onset or over time (if the person does not know he has a STD)?
Testicular atrophy: You MUST start with a clinic discussion with your primary doctor! ...Read more
I have low testosterone: 380 ng/dl for my age of 25 years. I plan to take dhea supplements. Will this cause testicular atrophy?
Yes: Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit. In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Testicular atrophy is usually caused by chronic long term infection, poor blood flow, history of hernia repair, undescended testicle, hormone imbalance, varicocele, or history of testis trauma. Epididymitis in a young man can be caused by a sexual disease most commonly or a urine infection. A low sperm count can be treated with medication or surgery. A urologist can recommend a treatment plan. ...Read more
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