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A 26-year-old male asked:

undecended right testicle and found seminoma, azoospermia in two samples with in 3 weeks. left testicle normal in ultrasound scan. am i sterile?

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Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 59 years experience
Not necessarily: This is complicated question.When was seminoma diagnosed? Any treatment following the diagnosis? And when was that ? If this is a recent event, meaning less than 6 months wait and re-check the sperm.Don't give up hope ! what did the urologist say relative to your concern ?
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Possibly: Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Good news is that seminoma and testicular cancer in general almost always curable nowadays especially in early stages. Assuming your semen collections were correctly obtained and tested, complete absence of sperm (azoospermia) implies sterility. Would certainly recommend that this be evaluated further to determine cause especially in view of normal us.

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