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Will unilateral orchiectomy lower my sex drive?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: No, it shouldn't

Assuming everything went off without a hitch, your remaining testicle should be able to produce plenty of testosterone & sperm.
Just to be sure, ask your surgeon to check your levels, preferably before & after. More likely, a decrease in sex drive or libido post-op can be due to stress (relationship, money, work family, friends), health, medications, substance use, as opposed to low t.

In brief: No, it shouldn't

Assuming everything went off without a hitch, your remaining testicle should be able to produce plenty of testosterone & sperm.
Just to be sure, ask your surgeon to check your levels, preferably before & after. More likely, a decrease in sex drive or libido post-op can be due to stress (relationship, money, work family, friends), health, medications, substance use, as opposed to low t.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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In brief: Possibly

Most people do fine after losing 1 testicle.

In brief: Possibly

Most people do fine after losing 1 testicle.
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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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