Testicular atrophy, a decrease in the size of your testes, can develop from many causes and affect your sex drive, muscle mass, and fertility. However, testicular atrophy is treatable and even reversible, especially when identified early. The sexual health physicians at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, take a comprehensive approach to find the root cause of your testicular atrophy, so you get the most effective treatment possible. Call the office in the San Francisco Bay Area, or book an appointment online today.request an appointment
Testicular Atrophy Q&A
What is testicular atrophy?
Testicular atrophy refers to a decrease in the size of your testicles which may lead to a reduction in function. Your testes are your male reproductive glands found in your scrotum and produce the male sex hormones testosterone and androgen.
Testicular atrophy may affect one or both of your testes depending on the underlying cause.
What causes testicular atrophy?
The most common cause of testicular atrophy is hormone imbalance. When your hormones are out of balance, your testes produce less androgen causing the gland to shrink.
Other causes of testicular atrophy include:
- Exposure to certain chemicals
- Orchitis (inflammation of testes)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Testicular torsion
- Varicose veins
- Use of anabolic steroids or estrogen
- Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
- Alcohol use disorder
- Pituitary disorders
- Kidney disease
Your risk of developing testicular atrophy also increases as you get older due to declining sex hormones.
What are testicular atrophy symptoms?
The primary symptom of testicular atrophy is the shrinkage of the gland. Other symptoms you may experience with testicular atrophy include:
- Low sex drive
- A decrease in muscle mass
- The disappearance of facial hair
- Reduced or absent pubic hair
- Softer testicles
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Balanced Medical Solutions provides the care you need to improve testicular health and relieve your symptoms.
What can I expect during a testicular atrophy consultation?
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your testicular atrophy consultation at Balanced Medical Solutions. The team looks for the root cause of your medical condition and provides the most targeted treatment.
Your initial visit is only $99, which covers the cost of your blood work. Office visits for your follow-up appointments are free. However, you may need to pay an additional $99 for any required lab work. The team also offers competitive rates for procedures, medications, and experienced providers.
How is testicular atrophy treated?
The team at Balanced Medical Solutions develops personalized treatment plans for testicular atrophy based on the underlying cause. Your treatment may include medications or hormones to help resolve your testicular atrophy.
The innovative sexual health practice also offers breakthrough treatments for testicular atrophy. To learn more about the treatment options for testicular atrophy, contact Balanced Medical Solutions by phone or online today.
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