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1. Hypogonadism

1.1. Symptoms

1.1.1. sexual problems

1.1.2. breast enlargement

1.1.3. growth problems

1.1.4. hair growth problems

1.1.5. muscle growth problems

1.1.6. reduced sex drive

1.2. Causes

1.2.1. Primary causes involving the Testes certain autoimmune disorders genetic and developmental problems infection(s) Liver/Kidney diseases high levels of radiation surgery common genetic disorders Turner syndrome Klinefelter syndrome

1.2.2. Causes involving the Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland certain medications steroids opiates genetic problems infections nutritional disorders iron excess hemochromatosis high levels of radiation rapid,significant weight lost surgery trauma tumors

1.3. Tests

1.3.1. Primary FSH Level follicle-stimulating hormone produced in the pituitary gland Blood is taken from a vein the test will feel the same as any other time blood has been drawn normal values abnormal results LH Level luteinizing hormones produced in the pituitarty gland Blood is taken from a vein don't take any luteinzing hormone effecting drugs before the test the test will feel the same as any other time blood has been drawn nomral values abnormal results Testosterone Level Blood is taken from a vein don't take any testosterone effecting drugs before test the test will feel the same as any other time blood has been drawn normal values abnormal results

1.3.2. other test anenia iron levels gentetics sperm count thyroid levels

1.4. Treatment

1.4.1. add testosterone patch enters through skin enters through gums gel enters through skin injection enters through veins

2. Testicular Cancer

2.1. Symptoms

2.1.1. Lump or swelling in either testicle

2.1.2. Enlargement of testicle or change in the way it feels

2.1.3. Discomfort or pain in the testicle

2.1.4. Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum

2.1.5. Pain in lower abdomen or back

2.1.6. Excess development of breast tissue

2.1.7. Reduced Sex Drive

2.2. Causes

2.2.1. Abnormal testicle development

2.2.2. History of testicular cancer

2.2.3. History of undescended testicle

2.2.4. Klinefelter Syndrome

2.2.5. HIV inection

2.3. Tests

2.3.1. Abdominal and pelvic CT scan To see tumours in pelvic region Abdominal CT scan to check if cancer has spread to the lungs Positive = cancer Negative = no cancer

2.3.2. Blood tests for tumour markers alpha fetoprotein AFP is a protein found in the bloodstream of some men with testicular cancer. A blood test can possibly measure the progress of the disease and success of treatment. Higher levels means the further along the cancer is human chorionic gonadotrophin Testicular tumors can secrete high levels of HCG, which stimulates breast development. Can be detected by a blood test High levels means high probability of Cancer lactic dehydrogenase An enzyme which is released into the blood stream when cellular damage occurs. High level means possibility of a tumour

2.3.3. Ultrasound of the scrotum Allows a doctor to see a picture of the testicles looking for tumours

2.4. Treatment Options

2.4.1. Surgery Removes infected testicle and if necessary nearby lymph nodes Possible Side Effects

2.4.2. Radiation Therapy High-dose x-rays used after surgery to prevent the tumour from returning Possible Side Effects

2.4.3. Chemotherapy Antineoplastic drugs used to kill cancerous cells Possible Side Effects

3. The Testes Testis or Testicles

3.1. Hormones Invlovled

3.1.1. Regulation Follicle-Stimulatiing hormone Luteinizing hormone

3.1.2. Androgens Steroid hormone Testosterone Androstenedione Androstenediol Androsterone Dihydrotestosterone

3.2. Function

3.2.1. Functioning of sperm cells

3.2.2. Promote growth muscle bone

3.2.3. maintain male secondary sex characteristics

3.3. Location

3.3.1. below/under the male reproductive organ Penis

3.3.2. contain in the scrotum below the body in between the thighs

3.4. Effect by hormone

3.4.1. Pubertal Enlargement of Sebaceous glands Penis enlargement Increased Libido Pubic hair Facial hair Chest hair Leg hair Axillary hair Fat in face decreases Increase muscles strenght and mass Deeping of the voice Growth of the Adam's apple Growth of spermatogenic tissue in testicles, Growth of facial bone contours Shoulder become broader Rib cage expans Bone maturation Termination of growth

3.4.2. Adult Sperm development Mental and Physical health Maintian muscles Libido Fight-or-flight response Risk taking Strength of Immune system

3.5. Common diseases/disorders

3.5.1. Testicular Trauma Trauma to the Testicles

3.5.2. Testicular Torsion Spermatic cord gets cut

3.5.3. Testicular Cancer Cancer of the Testicles

3.5.4. Epididymitis Inflammation of the epididymis

3.5.5. Hypogonadism Low Testosterone

3.5.6. Klinefelter’s syndrome extra X chromosome

3.5.7. Undescended testicles Testicles didn't descended

3.5.8. Hemochromatosis Too much iron in the blood may lead to Testicles of Pituitary gland not functioning

3.5.9. Pituitary disorders Head injury or Pituitary tumor