I don't know why it happened, but it did. When i was 14, which just so happens to be the "peak" time for it to happen to someone.So yes, 14, near my 15th birthday i got this really excruciating pain in one of my testicles as i was lying down in my bed. It wasn't so bad at first, i thought it would just go away so i went to sleep. When i got up it was still there, and it went on for a few day sbefore i could tell anyone. I tried so hard to tell someone but i just couldn't, so i went 2 or 3 sleepless nights before i broke down crying and told my father that i thought something was wrong.He immediately took me to my local GP, and he inspected me and was un sure on what it was, he gave me some anti-biotics and told me to come back in a few days if nothing had changed. Over the next few days it got alot worse. I was refered to a specialist and over the course of the next week i was taken in for 3 scans. None of the doctors knew what had happened, and they were really puzzled. Eventually, two weeks after the original pain had started they decided to operate.He said he really didn't want to remove any of my testicles, but if he did i would still have one left. When he told me that he hadn't i was happy, i thought everything was going to be okay. But over the next few months one of them withered away into nothing, and the other has become like a marble, with little feeling in it what so ever(Theres a plus side because i can now get kicked in the groin and i won't feel anything). 9 Months later i was feeling a bit better, i was begining to get over what happened, i thought everything was okay, apart from the whole not having any real testicles thing. But, i had noticed my lack of growth, and severe decrease in my sex drive.I was refered to another doctor who took tests on my testestorone level, and when the results came back i was devestated. Infact, it led to a suicide attempt. I had been producing a very little ammount of tostesterone (i think about 0.8%, some daft figure like that). I was told i had to be given injections.I've been on these injections since febuary now and they're making a bit of difference, but not much.I'm sure that i'm infertile, but i've not bought myself to ask the doctor yet.I'm 16 years old and i have no interest in having a wank over loads of porn magazines like most others. I still think about sex, but i very rarely get erections, and i've never ejaculated.I'm not going to end this post on "i've never ejaculated" though, because that would just be sad and embarrising.I hate myself. I hate that this has happened. I hate that it wasn't sorted out properly. I hate that i'll never be the same again. I hate that i can't have kids. I want kids so badly, i always have done, and it absoloutely disgusts me when i hear about unworthy parents. It kills me, all of this, i just cannot handle it.So ladies, who wants to try and have sex with someone who has one deformed testicle and can't get stimulated properly and can't give you babies?
Andrew, I really wouldn't be too worried about your future sex life. As far as the baby part, lots of men have vascetemies, but still seem to find no shortage of women to sleep with. Not every lady wants to be a baby factory. Besides, if she is in love with you, she will greatly enjoy whatever sexual activity you give her. Plus, if you become proficient at oral sex, she probably won't give a darn about your testicles at all.
Be thankful you do not have to constantly worry about getting a girl preggers - Enjoy your life!
what about 'adoption service' ?
It's not and never will be the same as holding your own child in your arms.
kinda i know .... BUT I DON` CARE>>>>> I H8 KIDS !!!!!!!! <<<<<<
Hi AndrewH, I can well understand why you are asking "why me?". It's a good question, with no clear answer.
I think you need to get back to the doctor. You may well be infertile, and that probably can't be fixed, but it should be possible to get your erections back. Perhaps your testosterone injections (did you know you can get an implant as an alternative?) may be too low.
This is a warning to us all that a bad pain in the testicles that lasts for more than an hour is a serious medical emeergency and needs fast action. It's pretty poor that the doctors didn't recognise it was testicular torsion.
Andrew - sorry to hear about that. I can understand your frustration and disappointment, but hopefully you can look beyond all that. There's much more to life than just sex and making babies.
Besides, you still may have some options. Although it may be too late, you may want to look into something called sperm harvesting. First thing you need to do is provide a semen sample to a lab to have it analyzed. There may be sperm still present in it, and although it may be a very low sperm count, that doesn't matter for this - the doctors are able to harvest whatever live sperm they find under the microscope, and then you can have those sperm frozen for future use when you're ready to be a father, through invitro fertilization. I mean, yeah, its not quite as romantic as making a baby by having sex, but the end result is you would have a child that is yours, just as if you had it conceived naturally.
Also, if you're unable to ejaculate, doctors can harvest sperm directly from the testicle and epidydimis with a minor surgery, and do the same thing - freeze them for future use when you're ready to be a father.
They are doing this sperm harvesting and freezing a lot these days, especially in teenage boys who have cancer and need to receive major amounts of chemo therapy. The chemo can often leave a guy permanently sterile, so this sperm harvesting and freezing gives them a nice option to still be a father of his own child later on.
Finally, adoption isn't an option your should rule out. It may not seem appealing to you now at 16, but when you get older I think you'll realize adoption can be just as rewarding of an experience as raising your own child. Keep in mind that fertility problems are very common - not every couple can have children.
My cousin and his wife were unable to conceive, and they decided to adopt two boys, and now they have a complete family and they are so happy.
Something to think about. Like I said, there's much more joy to life than just sperm, cum, sex, and making babies.