secondary testicular failure

secondary testicular failure

Acquired testicular damage due to drugs, toxins, varicocele, tumours, trauma, infections, radiation, etc.
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The distinction is important because combined and secondary defects might be caused by specific diseases that may require treatment; and the potential to restore fertility in some patients with secondary testicular failure with correct hormone stimulation.
Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels should be measured in patients found to be testosterone deficient to distinguish primary from secondary testicular failure.