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A 31-year-old male asked:

undescended testicle can it cause oligospermia?

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Well...: The answer is YES, but more important, is that an undescended testis (if it is really undescended) is more at risk to develop cancer, so it is customary to have it removed. Please Consult with a UROLOGIST soon!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between seminoma and nonseminoma cancer of the testicles?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Different tumors: Over 90% of testis tumors are germ cell tumors which are seminoma, non-seminoma or mixed depending on the type of malignant cell. Classic seminoma is the most common testis tumor in adults. Almost all testis tumors are initially treated by surgical removal (orchiectomy). Then, based on the type of tumor and stage (aggressive characteristics, spread to lymph nodes) determines next treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: If there are concerns of testicualr cancer, surgery is the first step requiring radical surgery. A frozen section is never performed becuase it may yield a false negative reading intra-operatively. In addition a biopsy of the testicle at the time of surgery may cause spreading of the cancer and disrupt the normal covering layers of the testicle.
A 22-year-old member asked:

If testicles are exposed to bleach will infertility follow?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Skin contact with bleach over the testicles should have no impact on fertility.
A 24-year-old member asked:

What happens to untreated testicle cancer?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Testicular cancer : Potentially curable . If left untreated can metastasize to locally in lymph nodes or distantly to other organs specially lungs.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Maybe: Testicular trauma, if severe, can rupture the testicle and cause impairment of sperm production but this is very rare. If a man has just had typical playground testicle injuries, it's unlikely to explain fertility problems and he should get a more thorough evaluation.

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