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Do your testicles shrink temporarily at times during a POIS attack?

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Shrinking of testicles
« on: June 20, 2019, 01:47:09 AM »
While in a POIS attack, my testicles often shrink - decrease in size and sometimes get totally into the body, I can't find them or touch them at all. Then spontaneously they restore size. They are not shrunk during the whole duration of the POIS attack, but at certain times during the attack. The shrink also after some physical activity.

Such a shrinking of testicles has not been described anywhere as part of the POIS symptoms. I explained it once to a urologist but he said this is not possible.

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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 11:50:09 AM »
I don't know about you guys... but I'm pretty sure my testicles are the root of all my POIS symptoms.

They're in bad shape, man. Back in 2008, they started getting smaller for no reason. My libido decreased, my semen volume decreased, and I developed more and more symptoms of low testosterone (something that is manufactured in the testicles) as time went on.

The whole appearance of them has changed, too... they don't "hang" like they used to. The pubic hair on my scrotum has turned white. The area above the testicles (where the seminal cords join my body, to the left and right of the penis) is constantly "swollen". For the first time EVER, I'm even able to push them BACK UP INTO MY BODY... just like a child with undescended testicles. It's pretty fucked up.

I guess the thing that prompted this post was... I masturbated today. And I just got the feeling that maybe... maybe there's something BAD in my semen? Like, not allergy wise... but like heavy metal wise? Like there's mercury or aluminum in my semen, which my body KNOWS is bad for it... so it tries to make the testicles atrophy. And that's why those areas I talked about, where the seminal cords join the body, are constantly swollen? And maybe that's why whenever I have an orgasm, that "bad stuff" goes right into my body and messes up the nerves in my digestive tract and in my brain.

Yeah, crazy, theory, I know. I just had to vent.

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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 12:35:41 PM »
Hmm, this is interesting. Ever since I had my first POIS episode, my breasts started very slowly decreasing in size along the years, until now I have the smallest breasts that can possibly exist in a woman. I never wear a bra anymore, not even when I could practice sports, why bother if there's nothing to hold anymore. What could cause this? A lack of normal hormones, maybe? Both my progesterone and testosterone levels are normal...
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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 01:23:31 PM »
Ever since I had my first POIS episode, my breasts started very slowly decreasing in size along the years, until now I have the smallest breasts that can possibly exist in a woman.

Inflammation--->decreased fatty tissue?

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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 07:24:32 AM »
Inflammation--->decreased fatty tissue?

Probably. My breasts always become sort of swollen and painful to the touch during POIS episodes. It's weird but it's all mostly on the left side, same with throat inflammation and soreness, it's usually the left side too. Has anyone else noticed a left/right side difference?
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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 07:44:47 AM »
Inflammation--->decreased fatty tissue?

Probably. My breasts always become sort of swollen and painful to the touch during POIS episodes. It's weird but it's all mostly on the left side, same with throat inflammation and soreness, it's usually the left side too. Has anyone else noticed a left/right side difference?

Swelling and pain can be an indication of inflammation, no surprises here. Yes the spatial asymmetry of symptomatology can be found all over the place on this forum. When it comes down to testicles it's most often the left testicle.

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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 07:54:47 AM »
While in a POIS attack, my testicles often shrink - decrease in size and sometimes get totally into the body, I can't find them or touch them at all. Then spontaneously they restore size. They are not shrunk during the whole duration of the POIS attack, but at certain times during the attack. The shrink also after some physical activity.

Such a shrinking of testicles has not been described anywhere as part of the POIS symptoms. I explained it once to a urologist but he said this is not possible.

I think you are describing this wrong what you meant to say is that your scrotum becomes tight and your testicles are raised into your pelvis, your testicles themselves haven't shrunk at all which is what you made it sound like. I've also had this before

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Re: Shrinking of testicles
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2020, 07:57:46 AM »
I agree, sure, that would be more accurate. What I see is a tight stiff surface and it is all much smaller, getting closer to the body. I referred to "testicles" but I guess you're right, it's really the scrotum, and the testicles are inside and I can't see them, so I can't say if they get smaller or not.

Never do I notice this phenomenon when outside of POIS, I check regularly (basically every time I pee). This happens only during POIS, from time to time.