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Old 06-16-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

Ok, when I was about 16 I still hadn't hit puberty. Doctor prescribed me a small amount of testosterone to boost my growth for me to hit puberty. I have 2 questions about this:

1. I have pretty small testicles. Could this be because of the testosterone I was prescribed over 5 years ago? Will they ever get bigger?

2. Could having small testicles mean that I have lower testosterone than others with larger testicles? Just wondering if size had anything to do with testosterone levels?

Thanks for your anticipated input.

 
Old 06-18-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

It might be an indication. Then again, it might not. Mine are on the smaller side, and I have fathered three children. When in doubt, go to an endocrinologist, and get tested.

 
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

It is possible the small testicles are a result of the testosterone. How long did you take it and do you remember the dose? When taking testosterone it reduces the LH (Luetenizing hormone) coming from the pituitary gland in the brain. LH is what makes the testicles grow in puberty. Your doctor probably should have given you HCG (which is almost identical to LH) instead of testosterone......but I admit I do not know the proper treatment for delayed puberty.

Also, it is possible your testosterone is low but if it were you would probably have symptoms of low T. The body has a mechanism to keep T at a proper level. The hypothalmus will sense T levels. If too low it will send more GnRH to the pituitary. The GnRH will cause the pituitary to make more LH. LH is what makes the testicles make T. So, if the testicles are capable of making enough T they should do it since LH will be adjusted to the right level to make them do it. This is assuming everything is working right.

Considering you could potentially have problems now or in the future due to this, I would suggest you go have your total T and LH levels checked. If nothing else you will have a benchmark of what they were when you felt ok....just in case you ever have problems. You do feel ok right? No symptoms of low T?

 
Old 06-18-2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

I would agree with the HCG. It seems to me that testosterone is the exact opposite of what you would want. Testosterone shuts down the natural processes. HCG is an analog to LH and I would think could be used to get the boys going. I am not a Dr. though.

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Old 06-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

It was definitely testosterone. I didnt take very much. I THINK it was something around 1 CC once a month or something like that. It wasn't much. I'm guessing the reason I didn't hit puberty was because of a testosterone deficiency, right? I am getting a blood test for my testosterone level checked next week. This is kind of a long shot but, if I were to find out that I had a testosterone deficiency or something similar, is there anything to do that could possibily have my testicles or even penis grow in size???? Probably a really long shot, but just wondering. Also, as far as symptoms, I am a little depressed and tired quite often.

 
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

Again I don't know much about this process but I kind of thought the whole idea of puberty was that your body started kicking in to make testosterone. I would think your testosterone would definately be low if you haven't reached puberty. The little bit of searching I did showed that Drs. do use small amounts of testosterone for this. I know I read somewhere that HCG was used. I will try to find it. The problem with using even a little testosterone is that it will shutdown at least to a small degree the HPTA process. Maybe the test. will jumpstart the boys and then the normal processes will take over? I would be curious to see your LH and FSH levels. If these levels aren't up at least a little, then when the injected test. is gone you will fall right back to where you were. I am not sure what starts the whole process at puberty.

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:46 AM   #7
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

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Old 06-20-2008, 10:53 AM   #8
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Re: Can Small Testicles Mean Low Testosterone???

are you having trouble getting erections? waking with morning wood? low libido?

if you are done with puberty and you said 5 years so that makes you 21 you should be, then no your penis is done growing for the most part. getting on TRT will not increase your testicle size either usually shrink them. Mine went from Golf ball to large grape size.

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