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is it possible to be born with a third testicle?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes but this is extremely rare. A "third testicle" is usually a cystic mass of one of the testicles and should be evaluated by a urologist.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Very rare but possible. I have personally seen two boys with suoernumery testicles but incidence is about 1:500, 000 - 1, 000, 000.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How will my husband's future fertility be affected after the loss of a testicle?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Men with one testicle should make a normal amount of sperm as long as their pituitary gland functions normally.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can someone be born with hypotension?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child ? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the condition congenital muscular torticollis?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
At 3 weeks of age: Head deviation in a baby because the neck muscle called sternocleidomastoid got injured, wuth a small bleed followed by contraction--it usually resolve with physical therapy as infant grow but this theory is false in some cases like baby head deviated at birth, happened in utero?Or there is cervical spine abnormality---need follow up consultation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are congenital cataracts rare in teenagers?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Usually: The majority of congenital cataracts are detected during young childhood either by poor vision or a white pupil. Certainly, cataracts may become visually significant in the adolescent years including some metabolic types. It's always a good idea to get at least a single eye checkup during childhood and more regularly if problems develop.
A 39-year-old member asked:

And is one born with scoliosis or does it develop?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes or no: There are several different types of scoliosis. There is a scoliosis that results from congenitlal (born with) deformities within the spine that are the cause of that one type of scoliosis. It is called congenital scoliosis. There are other types that develop and there is some genetic basis for idiopathic scoliosis or what we see in adolescents most commonly.

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