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Is testicle shrinkage related to drug use, or is that just to scare teens?

Is testicle shrinkage related to drug use, or is that just to scare teens?

Could be: Use of androgens for body building or strength can certainly shrink testicles. That like all recreational drug use, especially for teens is dumb. ...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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What is the definition or description of: testicles shrinkage?

What is the definition or description of: testicles shrinkage?

Smaller testicles: Testicular shrinkage means that the testicles are getting smaller. This can occur with aging, hypogonadism or while taking exogenous steroids or testosterone. ...Read more

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What causes testicles shrinkage and decrease in their volume in otherwise normal men?

What causes testicles shrinkage and decrease in their volume in otherwise normal men?

Testicular atrophy: A decrease in size occurs with aging, more acutely with trauma, or exogenous supplementation with testosterone. ...Read more

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Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Testosterone,: Androsterone and Lupron (leuprolide) have been proven to cause testicular shrinkage. I believe reports of other medications causing shrinkage is purely anecdotal and not proven. ...Read more

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Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage ) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair. ...Read more

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Is testicle shrinkage for sure with anabolic steroids as light as 30 mg ED and just for 30 days ?

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Is testicle shrinkage for sure with anabolic steroids as light as 30 mg ED and just for 30 days ?

Here are some ...: Testosterone supplement knocks off natural biofeedback so to stimulate testes to secrete testosterone, i.e., no use or misuse, in time resulting in testicular shrinkage. However, its pace and degree widely vary among man and no one can predict what extent may occur; so time will reveal the individual story. Hence, follow professional advice and monitoring on how to start, use, and monitor T-usage. ...Read more

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Is testicle shrinkage and lower sex drive really due to anabolic steroids, or is that a myth?

Is testicle shrinkage and lower sex drive really due to anabolic steroids, or is that a myth?

Fact not fiction: Anabolic steroids supress gonadotropins which are hormones which stimulate testes to produce testosterone. Also can shrink the testes. Sex drive will be reduced if the anabolic steroid used is not testosterone. They also reuce life expectancy, so be warned. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain 2 month radiating to mid back. Now notice right testicle shrinkage (50%) and soft. Is this related? Get CT or urologist 1st

Lower right abdominal pain 2 month radiating to mid back. Now notice right testicle shrinkage (50%) and soft. Is this related? Get CT or urologist 1st

Urologist : it is critical to get to a doctor especially if there has been a change in the examination of your testicles recently. The CAT scan will probably be ordered, but you need genitourinary physical examination first ...Read more

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Is it a clear difference between both testis sizes due to varicoceles? What test confirms the shrinkage of testicles due to varicoceles?

Is it a clear difference between both testis sizes due to varicoceles? What test confirms the shrinkage of testicles due to varicoceles?

All men and Testes: All men's testes are different sizes. There is one more dominant than the other. This is a vital thing to know as you age in to the age risk for testicular cancer and when you do your monthly testicle checks. Varicoceles are incidental to this discussion. ...Read more