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can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Although, is it truly undescended or is it retractile? A true undescended testicle carries an increased risk for cancer. It should be moved into the scrotum.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count.

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Can I have kids with undescended testicles? Will i be infertile if I have undescended testicles?

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Dr. James Krick
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Undescended testes: If both your testes were undescended at birth and were never brought down into the scrotum, you are likely infertile. You also are at somewhat increased risk of testicular cancer. I would strongly recommend you visit a urologist.

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