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Shrinking Testicle Size
My left testicle is 2 times smaller than the right one. When I sleep it shrinks to the size of a grape. Should I be worried about losing it?
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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
If a testicle atrophies from an infection,and shrinks a significant amount(to about 1/3 size) Will it just stay that size or gradually shrink?
Stay same or shrink: Variable. Mumps most common infection to cause shrinkage of testicle. Usually remains small & doesn't shrink further. Testicles can certainly shrink after an abscess. Uncommon to shrink after epididymitis which is the most common infection affecting a testicle. Testicle will shrink to nothing if it underwent infarction from missed torsion erroneously diagnosed as "infection". ...Read moreGet help now ›
I recently had orchitis in my left testicle and the size atrophied a pretty decent amount after the infection. I want to bring it back to normal size, i read online HCG is used to stimulate growth in boys with hypogonadism. Also, men that shrink testicles
DON'T DO IT: JUST SEE A DOCTOR , UROLOGIST OR ENDOCRINOLOGIST BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING. ...Read moreGet help now ›
If a testicle shrinks and gets sclerosis from an infection and is half size it was before can it still produce some testosterone? Just not as much now
No problem!: The amount of testosterone produced by the testes is regulated by other hormones (gonadotropins) secreted by the pituitary gland. There is a large reserve; one tenth the normal amount of testicular tissue is plenty to produce normal testosterone amounts and blood levels. So even losing an entire testicle doesn't change testosterone levels, and your sclerosis or shrinkage shouldn't be a problem. ...Read moreGet help now ›
See urologist ...: If indeed your testicular size have diminished for no reason, go to see urologist for detailed general / specific medical history, physical exam, and possible tests such testosterone / LH, etc. So doing will at least give you an assurance. And note: Online without a face-to-face interaction and a direct look and palpation on your testes can not generate the needed specific advice. Best wish ... ...Read moreGet help now ›
On testosterone shots. Testicles shrunk to half size, but sometimes much smaller---they vary day to day. Shrinkage is normal, but is constant change?
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If a testicle atrophies from infection can that testicle still produce the same amount of testosterone even it shrunk half size?
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What is the normal testicle size of a adult in CM ?Husbands left testicle length 2.99 width 1.7 depth. 1.9 right length 3.4 width 1.9 depth 1.9.
Some variability: Average/normal testicular size for alduts is about 2 inches in length & about 0.9 - 1.2 inches in width and breadth. 2.99" & 3.4", assuming your husband's testicular measurements are in inches would be very large, or small if measurements in centimeters. Should consult a urologist if testes enlarged after puberty, in case he has a testicular malignancy. Benign enlargement ?Due to hydrocele fluid. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Sometimes my testicle shrinks further and then goes back to 'normal' again. Is this odd or normal?
Is normal: It's called Cremasteric reflex. ...Read moreGet help now ›
May be normal: Your notes indicate that you have already been evaluated by a urologist, so I would defer to his opinion. Sometimes there may have been damage to one testicle (the smaller one) or there may be a water collection (hydrocele) or hernia around the larger testicle. Sometimes people are just asymmetric for no particular reason. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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