A 34-year-old member asked:
can a spermatocele be a cause of infertility?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Amr Azim answered
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Generally no: The underlying cause for a spermatocele may e.G vasectomy. In case of vasectomy, sperm can be harvested from a spermatocele and used for ivf.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
Dr. James Kuan answered
21 years experience Urology
No: I would not consider this as a cause of infertility.
Answered on Apr 21, 2015
Dr. Marguerite Barnett answered
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Spermatoceles are not a cause of infertility unless it was so large it pushed the testis up into the groin and that is really rare. More commonly, varicoceles or dilated veins in the scrotum are associated with infertility because they increase the temperature around the testis which decreases sperm production.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017
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