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Does having small testicles lead to low testosterone production?

Does having small testicles lead to low testosterone production?

Yes and no: It depends how small - there is individual variation just as there is with earlobe or breast size.
Very small testes may be due to many different factors, some of which lead to low testosterone as ex adrenal steroid weight lifter abusers, or to no sperm as men with klinefelters syndrome. ...Read more

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Small Testes (Definition)

Testicular size widely varies among adult males with an average volume of some 31 ml-maybe ranging from 12 to 55 ml as empirically calculated with a formula of D1 x D2 x D3 x 0.71. In general, the size does not matter as long as being adequate for developing male sex characteristics, maintaining sex desire and energy for daily living, and producing ...Read more


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Do men with small testicles have low testosterone?

Do men with small testicles have low testosterone?

Not necessarily: There is large testicle size variation between men. Most men with small testicles have normal testosterone levels. Suggest you consult a urologist or endocrinologist if you are lacking energy, libido or have erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can axiron for low testosterone shrink testicles?

Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function. ...Read more

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I have high FSH and low testosterone. I had testicle injury through a fast baseball. Is that enough for testicle failure?

I have high FSH and low testosterone. I had testicle injury through a fast baseball. Is that enough for testicle failure?

How do you FEEL?: You are on a major antidepressant and if your presenting complaint is sexual dysfunction, you need to consider your meds, your life situation and feelings, and other possible medical problems (prolactinoma, hemochromatosis, several others) before deciding on the very unlikely idea that a baseball injury is the cause. Most guys with "low T" measured by labs are still perfectly virile. ...Read more

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I've had problems with too much iron. Does it effect the testicles and is the damage permanent? I am 29 with very low testosterone.

I've had problems with too much iron. Does it effect the testicles and is the damage permanent? I am 29 with very low testosterone.

It can.: Yes, high iron levels can effect both pituitary and testicles. Seek out phlebotomy treatments to reduce your iron levels. ...Read more

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I lost a testicle due to torsion... Am I in fertile or also have low testosterone... Two urologist say it's nothing to worry about?

I lost a testicle due to torsion... Am I in fertile or also have low testosterone... Two urologist say it's nothing to worry about?

Monitoring advised.: The majority of young men losing a testis to torsion suffer no significant problems of fertility or testosterone levels. Like any medical condition however, there is a wide spectrum of results different patients may experience. If concerned, you may monitor your levels and measure blood tests in the future to check your status as indicated. ...Read more

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Testicles shrunk (probably due to infection). Will I have to be on Testosterone replacement therapy for the rest of my life? (I have low testosterone)

Testicles shrunk (probably due to infection). Will I have to be on Testosterone replacement therapy for the rest of my life? (I have low testosterone)

Yes: One's the ball game is lost, you will have to use the supplement to maintain normal sexual function (testosterone also helps to maintain muscle mass and arguably cardioprotective). ...Read more

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Blood test show FSH 18 (3-17.99) normal LH testosterone low at 6.8 testicle ultrasound show minor varicose veins no damage low sperm what is cause?

Blood test show FSH 18 (3-17.99) normal LH testosterone low at 6.8 testicle ultrasound show minor varicose veins no damage low sperm what is cause?

Leydig cells not fx: With normal LH, low testosterone, suggests poor functioning of the testosterone making cells, Leydig cells. There could also be an issue with antibodies as well as excessive SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) ...Read more

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Other than low testosterone, what could small testes mean?

Can be normal: Normal testes can be quite small yet function normally. Small testes can be a sign of klinefelters syndrome or past history of mumps orchitis. Can sometimes mean impaired testosterone or sperm production. Which in turn can result in reduced or absent libido, reduced strength or drive or fertility. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

Many causes: There are many causes for low testosterone. They include testicular atrophy (small testes that develop), testicular dysgenesis (a genetic illness), stress, diabetes, alcoholism, marijuana use- to mention a few. You should see your physician to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a small penis and small testicles. Does this mean I am low on testosterone?

Absolutely Not: Your penis and other anatomy are determined by your genes. Genital size is not in any way an indication of testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having testosterone levels of 350 ng/dL which dropped from 470 in one year. I have small testicles (12 and 11 ml). Can they be responsible?

Hi, I am having testosterone levels of 350 ng/dL which dropped from 470 in one year. I have small testicles (12 and 11 ml). Can they be responsible?

Unlikely: 1st Q: why were levels checked? Typically, there's no reason to check T level in 20-21yo such as yourself. 2nd Q: what time was blood drawn? T level varies w/time of day, higher in AM & lower in PM. Recommendation: discuss your concerns w/ordering physician. If you have normal male sexual characteristics then don't worry about testicle size. With normal T levels, chances are everything else norma ...Read more

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Male 34 no sex drive, struggling with erections, small testicles, Gynomastia from puberty, but testosterone levels are normal at 750 ng/dl?

Male 34 no sex drive, struggling with erections, small testicles, Gynomastia from puberty, but testosterone levels are normal at 750 ng/dl?

Edict ones possible: May be simply delayed puberty. But the time to Check is now. See an endocrinologist. Could be a Pituitary problem. Most likely correctable just don't wait. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with azoospermia-noa with fsh (24.3), testosterone-165, free-3.31, small testicles (each 3cc). Suggest needle biopsy or tese or mtese? Age-30

Diagnosed with azoospermia-noa with fsh (24.3), testosterone-165, free-3.31, small testicles (each 3cc). Suggest needle biopsy or tese or mtese? Age-30

Karyotype: Hi. Sounds consistent with Klinefelter's, 47-XXY. Get a karyotype before people go sticking needles in your testicles. Testicular biopsy wouldn't be diagnostic...karyotype is. Sorry, but I don't know what "tese" or "mtese" is. ...Read more

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Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production? Can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level

Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production? Can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level

No.: Nothing whatsoever. For more information, consult a textbook on human physiology. It's really a shame how poorly we educate most Americans about their own bodies. That's what's responsible for the billions of dollars wasted out of gullibility to ignorant or dishonest "authorities" and on useless nostrums. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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Testosterone (Definition)

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