Testicular atrophy refers to a symptom of male testicular shrinkage and flaccidity, also known as “child atrophy”. It is characterized by atrophy of one or both testicles, which is both small and soft. Inflammation or trauma, also congenital. It is mostly caused by deficiency of kidney qi or damage by pathogenic factors. Testicular atrophy in medicine means that the testicles were originally normal, and then gradually shrunk and became smaller for some reason. The reasons are roughly as follows:
Viral infection Viral infection is the most common cause of testicular atrophy in children and adolescents, especially the mumps virus, commonly known as “mumps” disease. When the testis is attacked by the virus, the spermatogenic tissue in the testis will be destroyed, and the testis will shrink in size and become soft in texture.
Injury to the scrotum or testis has been impacted, resulting in scrotal hematoma or testicular laceration. Even if the wound heals, the testis will remain in a state of insufficient blood supply for a long time and atrophy will occur.
Severe orchitis with inflammation, testicular swelling and pain at the onset, which can last for many days. Destruction of testicular tissue due to bacterial invasion, resulting in atrophy of testicular tissue.
Effects of radioactive substances Those who have been exposed to radioactive substances for a long time, such as those who have been engaged in X-rays and isotopes for a long time, will cause testicular atrophy if they are not well protected.
Endocrine diseases The testis is an endocrine organ that mainly produces androgen. However, diseases in many endocrine-directing organs in the body, such as the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and hypothalamus, will interfere with the function of the testis and cause testicular atrophy.
Drug influence Long-term use of certain toxic drugs, such as arsenic, or repeated use of anti-androgen estrogen drugs, can cause testicular atrophy.
What to do about testicular atrophy?
First of all, it is recommended to go to a regular hospital for testicular ultramicroscopic examination. The principle of this examination method is to use a clinical therapy with dual functions of diagnosis and treatment. It uses a needle tube and needle for puncture under a digital microscope. , after routine skin disinfection and anesthesia, the puncture needle is punctured into the testis through the scrotal skin, the needle core is drawn out, the needle tube is sucked out to obtain a little testicular tissue, and then the puncture needle is pulled out. Aspiration was performed several times, and after the end, the puncture site was bandaged, and the testicular tissue was sent for examination.
After the cause of testicular atrophy is diagnosed, targeted treatment can be used to activate testicular spermatogenesis therapy, which integrates medical meridian theory, yin and yang theory, and western medicine endocrine theory as a whole. According to the principle of dialectical treatment, the combination of traditional Chinese medicine, western medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, acupoint injection, and physical therapy can be added or subtracted according to the symptoms, and both symptoms and root causes can be treated . quality.
Tip: As an important male sex organ, the testis is in charge of sexual and reproductive activities. Once a lesion occurs, it will affect its function and lead to infertility. Therefore, male friends must pay attention to the protection of the testicles, choose the correct underwear, and pay attention to maintaining the hygiene of the testicles and scrotum.