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A 21-year-old male asked:

what cell types make up the majority of a testicle? sperm? sertoli? leydig? also could you give approximate %s?

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Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 38 years experience
Testicles: Lydig Cells are the most prevalent in terms of numbers Curtail cells are less in number but bigger in size. The functions of each are different and in terms of total function, it is irrelevant what percentage of cells is higher than the other. Sperm cells are produce in the tubules of the testicles. It is a curious question with not many clinical application save in special circumstances

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How will my lifestyle be impacted if I have lost a testicle or have a weakened testicle?

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None at all: Loss or atrophy of a single testicle will not impair your ability to father children (assuming the other testicle is normal) nor will it affect erections. If the appearance of a lost or atrophied testicle is bothersome, speak with a urologist to find out what options are available for you.
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Does menthol cigarettes decreases the sperm count?

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How can I concieve with a low sperm count?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Seek advice: Seek advice from a reproductive endocrinologist for low sperm counts. Best strategy on your own is healthy diet and exercise, minimize stress and alcohol, vitamin supplements, and avoiding heat exposure. Couples should try regular intercourse, every other day from day 10 to day 16 for a woman with regular menstrual cycles.
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What will urologists do for low sperm count?

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Testing sperm: A semen analysis, count, motility and volume, detailed morphology. Other tests may be helpful. An exam of the penis, testes, sperm collecting systems, and prostate are indicated. Examination for hernia or varicocoele.

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