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Trying to figure out why my testicles are shrinking and

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Trying to figure out why my testicles are shrinking and libido is diminished to once every five days or so. I eat healthy, exercise and live clean. I am in good physical shape, not stressed, but i have a varicocele. Also, my urine stream is slow and weak, now.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No medications. No doctor, yet.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

No allergies. I am super healthy.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing i can think of. thank you

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

What is your age?

What did your testosterone and other hormone level show?

Did your ultrasound of testes confirm the change in size?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
53 years old. I have not had a hormone level test. No ultrasound. I know they are shrinking because i know my body. Also, my physical energy his reasonable but quite a bit less than it used to be.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 months ago

There are various hormones which act on the testes. These can be responsible for the shrinking of the testes. A varicocele too can damage the testes by keeping the scrotum warmer than required which affects it. Thus you need a blood work for estimation of the thyroid functions, adrenal functions, and hormones released by testes.

These can dictate the treatment.

You may consult a urologist / andrologist / endocrinologist.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. I was thinking adrenal issues, too.
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