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Hey guys, FA says that in cryptorchidism LH increased and testosterone is normal in unilateral while its decreased in bilateral cryptorchidism.
while UWorld in one of the questions says that LH and testosterone are usually unaffected (the patient in the question has bilateral cryptorchidism).
So I'm confused now . can someone explain to me the right thing?
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Hey guys, FA says that in cryptorchidism LH increased and testosterone is normal in unilateral while its decreased in bilateral cryptorchidism.
while UWorld in one of the questions says that LH and testosterone are usually unaffected (the patient in the question has bilateral cryptorchidism).
So I'm confused now . can someone explain to me the right thing?
Thanks

Well, I just solved that question.
Uworld said that in cryptochidism or orchitis we have normal LH, normal Testtosterone. Increase FSH and decreased sperm count.
I think uworld finding was more for orchitis since it explained that in orchitis we have damage to seminiferous tubules giving rise to low inhibin so high FSH but leydig cells are preserved so testosterone is normal and therefore LH normal.
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actually neither the question nor the explanation mentioned orchitis, its all about cryptorchidism and how it damages the seminiferous tubules
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actually neither the question nor the explanation mentioned orchitis, its all about cryptorchidism and how it damages the seminiferous tubules
Which explanation are u talking about? if its uworld hey it mentioned it or may be u did a different question am yet to meet. But the one I did it was mentioned if only u read word for word u see orchitis there.
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i think the only reason we guys have our balls hanging out is coz we need cool tempt in comparison to our body for it to work perfectly.

as in cryptochidism the testes lie in the abd. the seminiferous tubules on which the fsh act and secret inhibin and develop sperm is destroyed

whereas leydig cells from where we get testorterone is preserved even in the abdominal cavity hence the values which u mentioned above.

fa 2013 page 517.
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