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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?

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 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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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

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 more

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Left testicle has shrunk to olive size...Should i be worried?

Left testicle has shrunk to olive size...Should i be worried?

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 more

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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?

If a testicle atrophies from infection can that testicle still produce the same amount of testosterone even it shrunk half size?

Testes: If only one testis is atrophied you might still have reasonable testosterone in the other testis. Have your doctor measure your testosterone level/ ...Read more

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Sometimes my testicle literally shrinks (not contracts) and then returns to normal. Is this ok and normal?

Not normal: the size you are talking about is a fluid around the testicle and if you did noticed that it is getting bigger and smaller that mean there is a communication between the abdomen and the testicle that it did not closed completely and that mean you have a hernia check with your doctor it is nothing serious good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible that testicles shrink and go soft due to physical damage?

Is it possible that testicles shrink and go soft due to physical damage?

Usually that happens: Due to the use of anabolic steroids, and it's called testicular atrophy... Or primary hypogonadism or a pituitary issue. This needs to be seen by endocrinology. ...Read more

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