No, scrotoplasty does not affect hormone levels. Scrotoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to create or reconstruct the scrotum. It does not involve any of the organs that produce hormones, such as the testicles or ovaries.

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the body and that control many of the body’s functions. They can affect things like mood, sex drive, and metabolism.

There are two main types of hormones:

  • Sex hormones: These hormones are responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts and facial hair. They also play a role in reproduction.
  • Thyroid hormones: These hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. They also play a role in growth and development.

Scrotoplasty does not affect the production of any hormones. Therefore, it does not have any impact on a person’s hormone levels.

If you are concerned about your hormone levels, you should talk to your doctor. They can order blood tests to check your hormone levels and recommend treatment if necessary.

Scrotoplasty itself typically does not directly affect hormone levels. The primary goal of scrotoplasty is to create or reconstruct a scrotum, which is the external sac that holds the testicles. The procedure is focused on the external appearance and structure of the genitalia rather than impacting hormone levels.

Hormone levels are primarily influenced by factors such as hormone therapy (e.g., testosterone), which is commonly used as part of the gender-affirming process for individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB) who identify as male or on the masculine spectrum.

Hormone therapy involves the administration of exogenous hormones, typically testosterone, to induce masculinizing effects and achieve desired changes in secondary sexual characteristics. Scrotoplasty can be performed before, during, or after hormone therapy, depending on individual circumstances and treatment plans.

It’s important to have open and honest discussions with your healthcare provider or endocrinologist regarding hormone therapy and scrotoplasty. They can provide guidance on the timing and coordination of these treatments and monitor your hormone levels to ensure proper hormone balance throughout your transition.

While scrotoplasty itself is not expected to directly affect hormone levels, it’s crucial to follow the recommendations and monitoring protocols established by your healthcare provider to ensure optimal hormone management and overall health during your gender-affirming journey.