Anorchia: Diagnosis & Tests, Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms & Signs

* Normal outside genitals before puberty
* Failure to start puberty at the correct time and lack of secondary sex characteristics (penis and pubic hair growth, deepening of the voice, and increase in muscle mass)

Diagnosis & Tests

Signs include:

* Empty scrotum
* Lack of secondary sex characteristics

Tests include:

* Anti-Mullerian hormone levels
* Bone density
* FSH and LH levels
* Surgery to look for male reproductive tissue
* Testosterone levels (low)
* Ultrasound or MRI
* X,Y karyotype

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Review Date : 9/7/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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