Will my testosterone levels go down if I have a testicle removed?

Mark S. Litwin, MD
Testosterone levels tend to be almost identical whether you have one testicle or two. When you lose a testicle, the other one makes up for it almost immediately. Within a few days, blood levels of the male hormone testosterone are the same as they were before the testicle was removed. As long as you have normal testosterone levels, your erections should work normally. You retain your libido, or sex drive, and ability to perform sexually. 

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