Ultrasound of testicles results

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  1. fak_et

    fak_et New Member

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    I posted about some ED problems a while ago. I am slowly seeing improvements but I am still not 100% and I just got an ultrasound of my testicles.

    I am 20 years old.
    So far I got my blood pressure under control (it was quite high but a few changes brought it down easily. I am off meds now and it is still ~120/70)

    I had epididymytis pain on my left testicle two episodes (both went away with nsaids and antibiotics) and haven't had any pain in over a month.

    My blood work was phenomenal a couple weeks ago but testosterone was kinda low (289 ng/dl total serum (250-827 normal) 11 ng/dl free test (10-30 normal).

    My ultrasound said that I had slight swelling in both testicles and epididymal ducts ( the right one never hurt me) and that I have a small hydrocele on the left.

    Is it possible that this inflammation is messing up my testosterone production or is something else the matter? I can get hard now pretty much whenever I want but I have a hard time staying hard without stimulation, it goes limp instantly. Also, it takes physical stimulation to get hard (i can't do it anymore just thinking sexual thoughts). I am 100% sure there is something physical going on and its not just in my head (however thinking about it certainly does make things worse).

    I am seeing a urologist but its takin 2 weeks to get an appointment due to stupid insurance setup.

    I have had acceptable results with viagra but I don't think I should have to depend on it from 20 years of age.
     
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    An echoCARDIOGRAM is of the heart. An ultrasonic echo of the testicles is a testicular ultrasound, which is what you most likely had if there is testicular swelling and inflammation of the epididymal ducts. If there is testicular swelling, more than likely your testosterone levels could be affected.

    Though on-line forums and such are great for emotional, spiritual and empathetic support the most effective (and appropriate) thing you can do for your medical conditions and concerns is discuss them with your doctor.
     
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    Doh i wasn't even thinking, ill correct it, it was an ultrasound haha.
     
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    Please, please, please get to an endocrinologist. Your testosterone is far too low for your age. Low-normal is no longer considered normal. You should be in the 500s at least.
     
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  6. D_Pubert Stabbingpain

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    At only 20 years old your Total T level should be ABOVE the range and your Free T level should be at the top! These gawd-awful Total T ranges are a total disgrace to the medical community. They were formed using men from all ages. Yes, that means men who have 1 foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel!

    I have been plagued with varicoceles for years and had 1 removed through direct testicular surgery about 15 years ago. The one I have now I will have the embolization done but YES, anything in there that doesn't belong can affect your testicle's production of not only sperm but of Testosterone.

    Still, there could also be other issues so a complete blood workup is in order. When you see the urologist, he should not let you walk out of the office without a referral to an endocrinologist.

    Good luck!

    P.S. DIM (Diindolylmethane )will normalize the bad E2 Estrogen that plagues men thereby allowing for more Testosterone to be picked up by Testosterone receptors. It is an OTC solution that is derived from cruciferous vegetables. A good alternative if you suspect low T levels but can't afford shots or the doctors to prescribe them. It has reaised my levels substantially. :smile:
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    Agree completely. The total T test is a complete joke and any good endocrinologist will tell you that. There are two T tests, free and bound. Demand that both tests are performed despite that one is difficult and expensive. They're essential to getting you back on track.

    I highly suggest looking-up information on secondary hypogonadism.
     
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