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Testicular Atrophy Treatment Options
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Atrophy testis: Unfortunately this cannot be reversed. The affected testis will be atrophic and small when compared to the normal side. ...Read more
Will not enlarge: Should have normal hormone production ; almost normal fertility if atrophy only on one side. Very poor chance of fertility (reproduction) if atrophy is bilateral. Will require testosterone hormone replacement if bilateral. That will be only treatment available other than testicular prosthesis implantation. ...Read more
Testicular atrophy: Testicular atrophy may limit your ability to have children. That said, testicular atrophy has many other important adverse effects on your life and energy. Testosterone replacement is readily available for very high cost to very low cost without much difference in the positive effect. The benefits of replacing testosterone are many so don;t delay in getting a medical opinion. ...Read more
Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affect his hormone production and fertility in the future, although it is probably too early to tell at this point. Close follow-up with your is essential. ...Read more
What causes bilateral testicular atrophy if I had a left varicocele and it was fixed? Shouldn't that one be smaller than the right?
See answer: There are actually many potential causes of testicular atrophy, fortunately most of which are quite uncommon. Bilateral atrophy would suggest more of a congenital (klinefelter's syndrome most common) or systemic cause (use of steroid medications/body builders). You are correct in that a varicocele can cause atrophy on the same side and much less likely on other side unless bilateral varicoceles. ...Read more
Does temporary testicular atrophy exist? Some websites say it does, some say it doesn't? For example from a bacteria? Can it ever be temporary?
Why do you: Ask this question? Testicular atrophy is not common, and usually permanent because it involves death of cells. Check w/your doctor. Make sure your problems aren't due to taking anabolics or opiates. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The testes of "mature" atrophy - usually by diseases such as infection / inflammation / misuse of testosterone / hypothalamic dysfunction, etc. Are most likely painless but smaller and softer than the "normal" one or the usual, but may result in affecting sperm production leading to low sperm count and concentration - infertility & reducing testosterone secretion leading to hypogonadism - ED, low ...Read more
No, but...: Performing varicocelectomy for poor testicular growth (or "atrophy") for males in puberty / adolescence may help improve its future post-operative growth, but will definitely not reverse its varicocele-ralated change, thus in conforming: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read more
In a 1 year kid what can we do for testicular atrophy due to vascular causes? And can he have normal sexual life?
Most likely Yes: But because of the testicular atrophy he may need to have hormonal replacement therapy. And then again it depends on the degree of atrophy. If he maintains some percentage of testicular function, that may be enough. Close monitoring of growth and development especially between ages 8-17. Your PCP may consult with a Pediatric endocrinologist for the life of your son. ...Read more
Is it common to have testicular atrophy after epididymitis? Left one was affected and treated, but seems to be atrophied.
Probably not...: Most of epididymitis in young age are STD-related and usually limited to epididymis per se, although few untreated cases may extend to involve testis, called epididymoorchitis, which may induce testicular atrophy. Clinically, mumps (a viral infection of parotid gland) may involve testis as mumps orchitis, commonly leading to later testicular atrophy. To unveil myth behind your concern, see experts ...Read more
I experienced some testicular atrophy and ascension when put in risperidone. I switched medications but the atrophy did not get better. Reverseable?
Shrinking testes: Can occur after testicular torsion which if untreated can lead to complete atrophy (death) of affected testis. Testes can shrink/atrophy after mumps, anabolic steroid use, radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. Testicular atrophy leads to reduced testosterone and sperm production leading to sterility, loss of libido ; overall reduced strength, energy ; drive, . ...Read more
Unlikely: Testicular atrophy is usually caused by chronic long term infection, poor blood flow, history of hernia repair, undescended testicle, hormone imbalance, varicocele, or history of testis trauma. Epididymitis in a young man can be caused by a sexual disease most commonly or a urine infection. A low sperm count can be treated with medication or surgery. A urologist can recommend a treatment plan. ...Read more
Is it possible fathering after left testicular atrophy after mumps. Teatis size reduced to 3 cubic cm.
Is there any extreme drug such as for example HGH or the like that could reverse a one sided testicular atrophy following an infection that caused it?
How long does testicular atrophy take? I had physical two weeks ago. Wouldn't the doctor have noticed something? I see a urologist tuesday.
About a month: 'm assuming your testicular trauma side is the side of atrophy. When you saw the doctor 2 wks ago, IF they examined your testicles and you pointed out the difference from side to side, I would expect they noticed. Some doctors don't say everything they notice. How did you get referred to the Urologist? If from your Dr., then they did notice and did the right thing --> to Urologist. Good Luck! ...Read more
Small balls. . .: Testicular atrophy refers to small balls, literally. Question to ask is why? They can shrink from excessive doses of testosterone or other anabolic steroids. But then, aside from small balls, you wouldn't notice anything else since you're taking T/steroids. On the other hand, if testes are small b/c pituitary or hypothalamic issue, then you might notice hypogonadism (low T) & infertility. ...Read more