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Will losing this testicle stop me from producing testosterone and "being a man"?

Will losing this testicle stop me from producing testosterone and "being a man"?

Most likely not.: The second testicle (if normally functioning) is able to "pick up the slack" and produce adequate testosterone without a change in your "manhood". However, if there is already an issue with the testicle (such as it is small or has sustained prior injury) then it may not produce normal amounts of testosterone. All things equal though with a healthy remaining testicle, there should be no changes. ...Read more

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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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Does losing your testicles lower your testosterone?

Losing testicles: Testicle produce about 99% of the male hormones. Yes, losing them reduces testostrone. ...Read more

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If I'm on androgel 10mg for 6 years it meen my body not produce natural testosterone and the testicle stop producing?

If I'm on  androgel 10mg for 6 years it meen my body not produce natural testosterone and the testicle stop producing?

Androgel: Hi, yes, the exogenous testosterone can suppress the FSH/LH?testosterone pathway by suppressing the LH/FSH (the hormones secreted by Pituitary gland and stimulate the testis to produce Testosterone), therefore the natural production of Testosterone decreases and also the Testis could shrink down nd also the production of sperms get disturbed. ...Read more

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Losing testicle? same testosterone level? Seeing answers like"having one testicle can still have normal levels" i'm asking"will it be the SAME as two"

Losing testicle? same testosterone level? Seeing answers like"having one testicle can still have normal levels" i'm asking"will it be the SAME as two"

Here are some ...: A person only needs one of his/her paired organs if both are healthy to begin with to function and live normally. Likewise, a man with solitary testis resulting from either congenital or acquired cause should be able to function close to the men with two testes. Besides, realize & accept the facts of life since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from birth to ...Read more

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If testicles shrink from using testosterone when u stop will theu grow back?

If testicles shrink from using testosterone when u stop will theu grow back?

Yes...once TRT stops: Rx testosterone {exogenous} will cause a feedback inhibition of spermatogenesis and possible "shrinkage" of the testes. You have 4 options: 1) discontinue testosterone replacement therapy and the testicles will go back to baseline 2) continue with trt 3) use HCG as trt 4) continue trt with low dose HCG supplementation - off label http://jcem.Endojournals.Org/content/90/5/2595.Full. ...Read more

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Can my testicles stop producing testosterone via injury to the testicles? If so, what would be the symptoms?

Can my testicles stop producing testosterone via injury to the testicles? If so, what would be the symptoms?

Testosterone: Have you had your testicles examined by your doc and is all well there? If you have a concern about low T your doc can lab test. He/she can test for all your male hormones, not only T. Your seamen can also be tested. Hormonal imbalance can manifest in fatigue or irritability. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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75 year old, been on ciponate testosterone for about 5 years, testicles have shrunk, how can I stop shots and kick start my testicles again?

See below: Stop Testosterone. Get evaluated for secondary causes of hypogonadism such as sleep apnea, obesity. Get your Testosterone level checked after 2-3 months at 8 AM. No real short cuts. Could consider Clomiphene if medically appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you receive hCG injections while on testosterone, it will stop your testicles from shrinking? Do some men do this while on trt?

Is it true that if you receive hCG injections while on testosterone, it will stop your testicles from shrinking? Do some men do this while on trt?

For fertility.: Giving testosterone (t) stops the pituitary from making hormones that stimulate t production and sperm production. Since most of the testes is for sperm production, use of t shrinks the testes. Giving injections of HCG and msh (which mimic pituitary hormones) can restore sperm production and fertility in some patients. Due to expense, it is only used for fertility, not just to prevent shrinkage. ...Read more

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Does just one testicle produce enough testosterone?

Yes: If you're asking whether absence of one testicle will be noticeable, then the answer is no, assuming the other one left remaining is functional. Not only can one functional testicle produce enough testosterone to keep a man masculinized, it's also enough to keep him fertile. In other words, you won't notice any clinical difference after an orchiectomy (surgical removal of testicle). ...Read more

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I only have 1 testicle, does that affect my testosterone?

Usually no: Usually not, but how did you lose the other one; or were you born with an undescended testis? ...Read more

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Can the amount of testosterone produced by each testicle be assessed seperately.?

Can the amount of testosterone produced by each testicle  be assessed seperately.?

Yes: while this is theoretically possible, it is hard to imagine a good reason to do this. Even if only one side was producing testosterone and the other was not, I have your testicle would still be removed in the event of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my left testicle, could this lower my testosterone?

No, usually...: No. The "testicular" infection as stated is usually just chlamydia- or uti-related epididymitis. So, most and most of times, it would not affect your t-level. In fact, one testis is enough to supply testosterone as that in men after testis removal for testicular cancer. For detail, see and talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Can varicoceles vein in my testicle affecting my testosterone?

Can varicoceles vein in my testicle affecting my testosterone?

Not likely . . .: Varicoceles might affect sperm production by warming up testes but they won't affect testosterone production. If your pituitary isn't sending out enough lh, your t level might be low. Or if you've had trauma, injury (torsion) or infection (mumps orchitis) that damaged testes, your t level could then be lower than in past. Check w/your family doc to determine cause prior to starting therapy. ...Read more

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Please help me! dropped calculator on my testicles. Is my testosterone going to drop?

Please help me! dropped calculator on my testicles. Is my testosterone going to drop?

No: You'd be amazed how well-protected the cells inside the testis that make your testosterone are. They're actually packed in between the sperm-making tubules -- it reminds me of foam-peanut packing. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard lack of testosterone causes depression, what if the person has no testicles?

Testosterone: Low testosterone in men can induce depressive symptoms, and treatment with testosterone may help with those symptoms. You should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How will having only one testicle affect my testosterone levels as I age? Im 32 now.

How will having only one testicle affect my testosterone levels as I age? Im 32 now.

It shouldn't...: Having only one testicle should not effect your testosterone level if you have normal leydig cell function in the remaining testicle. These cells make testosterone (t). Many who have lost a testicle to localized cancer, torsion, or fetal loss do not require supplemental t. But if you have atrophy, damage, or radiation therapy to the remaining testis, you may need to check & supplement with t. ...Read more

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I lost right testicle due to torsion last month...... My second one got little bigger...... Should i be worried? Testosterone is normal now

Torsion: Normally the surgeon places a couple of sutures on the other testicle to avoid torsion in the other testicle. This may have caused a small amount of fluid in the sac and make feel bigger. If still worried, go and see the surgeon. ...Read more

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If orchitis is taking a long time recover, can it damage the testicle, and lower testosterone lvl? If so how long it would be consider damaging?

See below: 2-3 days to notice some symptom improvement on antibiotics.If redness continues or is worse contact your doctor Discomfort will continue longer.Bedrest & scrotal elevation & intermittent ice pack will help.Complete resolution of firmness & swelling can take several months to resolve.It will not lower testosterone level. Best wishes for recovery. ...Read more

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