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ifonlyican14

testicular atrophy
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:28:30 pm »
hi
how long does it take for testicular atrophy when you are on hrt ?
what are the signs of testicular atrophy, how would i know ?

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 02:06:38 pm »
I assume that you are referring to the atrophy that occurs through the use of anti-androgens such as spironolactone or aldactone.

Temporary atrophy occurs pretty quickly.  In other words your sperm count and testosterone production drops within a few weeks.  This can be detected through manipulation of the testes.  They will feel shrunken when compared to the size before use of AA's.  Additionally, ejaculation and semen will be reduced, erection will be debilitated, and there will be a loss of libido as well.

The atrophy becomes permanent, I.E. chemical castration, after approximately nine months.  Following that, even stopping the use of AA's will not produce an increase in sperm, testosterone, or libido and the ability to have an erection will be severely impaired.

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ifonlyican14

Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 03:59:17 am »
so can i ask about the physical and clinical symptoms i can observe when testicular atrophy occur ?

CharleneT

Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 11:38:28 am »
Dee, if you have been on HRT for 3 years, why the strong dose of Spiro still ??

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 03:13:48 pm »


The atrophy becomes permanent, I.E. chemical castration, after approximately nine months.

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 06:10:45 am »
kewls nice knowing it dosnt take that long to reduce them
like a knife that cuts you the wound heals but them scars those scars remain

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 10:49:51 am »
why the strong dose of Spiro still ??

I've been kind of wondering about that too. Do they ever 'give up' or do they need high levels of antiandrogens until the day they're physically removed? It's really just a wonder, the doctor would have to be pretty insistent to get me to agree to reducing anything lol.

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 10:45:32 am »
update:

I've been on HRT for only 11 wks.  My testicles have shrunk some, not a lot.  BUT it was enough to be able to tuck now.  As for atrophy ... I don't know, guess we'll see next year ?


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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 07:38:09 pm »
what about penis
It was 7 inch when i started hrt and now it is 5 inches in about eight monthes, will it get smaller, what is the main reason for shrinkage, or what is the strongest factor for testicular shrinkage estrogen or spiro, also does banding my testicles castrate me, even if for short times on daily basis, can i know then after when testis dies

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 08:33:06 pm »
what about penis
It was 7 inch when i started hrt and now it is 5 inches in about eight monthes, will it get smaller, what is the main reason for shrinkage, or what is the strongest factor for testicular shrinkage estrogen or spiro, also does banding my testicles castrate me, even if for short times on daily basis, can i know then after when testis dies

When on HRT or t-blockers you no longer get night time erections. That will cause shrinkage. I believe it is lack of testosterone that causes shrinkage of the testicles. On the banding you may want to go to eunuch.org and ask. I don't see people discuss that on this board.
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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 08:46:18 pm »
Banding is a poor idea and could result in blood clots or gangrene.
Moreover, you really don't want to harm any of the skin down there.
You will be needing it later if you want SRS.

Testicular shrinkage does seem to be variable.
With a correct hormone regimen their function will be impaired even if they don't shrink.

Skin never loses its ability to stretch.
That's why a 90 year old can get breast augmentation.
Skin loses its ability to shrink over time.
That's why a 90 year old has baggy elbows.

If you are young and do not have erections or physically stretch the skin, it will shrink over time.
If you are older, this will be less pronounced.

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 09:15:40 pm »
Regardless if they stop producing or even shrink, I wish them gone.  Every day that they remain is another day that reminds me that I was not born correctly.  And if I can't get SRS right now, then I will have an Orchie.  And each day that passes it get closer.


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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 03:09:38 pm »
iam talking about banding as a form non permanant castration, which will cause more effect of hormones,

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Re: testicular atrophy
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 05:21:34 pm »
I am talking about banding as a form of non-permanent castration...

Yes, I realize that. It's still not a good idea.

I sympathize with you, but a proper regimen is the way to do it.

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