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Hcg will increase testosterone because it stimulates the leydig cells but what about sperm that comes from sertoli cells? Will men become infertile?
Possibly. : Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone of pregnancy similar to lh in men. Hcg is approved as a fertility treatment in men & women. If the correct dose & frequency is given, it will raise testosterone (t) by leydig cells, & support sperm production by sertoli cells. If the incorrect dose is given, negative feedback will lower t & decrease sperm production. T must be monitored closely. ...Read moreSee 17 more doctor answers
The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a testicle atrophies from infection, can the leydig cells in that testicle be undamaged after shrinkage? Read that leydig cells more resistant..
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When a testicle atrophies from infection, can the leydig cells in that testicle be unharmed after atrophy?? Read that leydig cells more resistant..
Possibly: it depends on the cause of the atrophy: infection, trauma, congenital, from torsion, herniation???-Atrophy refers to shrinkage of the organ itself:it does nit imply any definitive organ damage or limitation of function. Additionally, you have asked this question and it has been answered by multiple physicians, myself included: please consult a urologist. ...Read more
I got seman tests shows 4-5 sperms only other tests are norml
fnac shows smears shows dispersed sertoli cells admixed with leydig cells and germ cells?
NOA?: I think you have what we might call non-obstructive azoospermia despite a few sperms. We only need the number of sperm to match the eggs from your partner. Needle aspiration is usually not reliable in this situation so open biopsy may be more successful. With so few sperm, you need ivf/icsi. Consult your specialist who has the details of your situation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Here are some...: It's hard to say which one stimulates which; oftentimes multiple factors are interacting to make a organ properly although one of the involved factors may play a major role for its overall functions. For sperm formation, FSH (follicule-stimulating hormone) is the key one but conjunction with healthy testicular tissue and LH as well as testosterone. More? Ask your Dr., preferably urologist. ...Read more
My FSH is 51.5, testosteron 432.0.Testes looks small.Histopathology report reveals seminiferous tubules with a few spermatozoa.31years, married of 2year?
If a testicular infection(orchitis) causes atrophy of a testicle, will that testicle produce less testosterone or are leydig cells more resistant?
Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if that testicle atrophies from being treated late? Apparently they can resist chemo?
Sperm analysis: volume=5ml, total sperm count=66million, active=55%, sluggish=20%, non motil=25%, pus cells=many, epithilial cells=8---10 is this normal?
Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more
Are leydig cells more resistant to infection then rest? Had infection testicle atrophied. Read online leydig cell can resist chemo so y not infection
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Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if the testicle atrophies from being treated late? Supposedly they can resist chemo?
More often germ cells: but both cell also possible. Certain infections like mumps will cause testicular atrophy , as the germ cells that produce sperm are more proliferative ( active division ) than Leydig cells . In men with fertility problems due to atopy it is the sperm count that will be low , but testosterone levels could be normal , Leydig cells are spared. Some times may need testicular biopsy . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 2 vericocele in left testis diabetic from 8 years semen count 46.8 million/ml, motility 60%, morphology 70%, immature germ cell present, is it gud?
That's good...: The report is good and favorable to impregnate suitable females. But note: some 15% of adult men has some degree of varicocele, usually in left side, and carrying no clinical significance. So, don't worry, but make sure the female partner is evaluated if infertility is concerned since females contribute some 50% as direct causes for couple's infertility. Talk with treating doctor timely. Best... ...Read more
Possibly: There are certain cancer cells that produce hormones. Neuroendocrine tumors such as pheochromocytomas are one classic example. These can lead to signs and symptoms of excessive sympathetic type hormones. Another example is the carcinoid tumor that arises in the gut. These can secrete polypeptide hormones. Other cancers such as the malignant gliomas of the brain do not secrete hormones. It varies. ...Read more