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A 16-year-old male asked:

can i be really muscular with having one testicle? does one testicle effect me when i am older like in my 70's?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Yes. Depends on how much Testosterone it makes and your body's response. If you now have pubic hair it is working well.

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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?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens to the testicles when they're exposed to the cold?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Retract upward: Exposure to cold will normally cause the testicles to retract upward (creamsteric muscles). This is to help protect the testicles and testicular cells from cold temperatures since sperm are very sensitive to temperature changes, even as little as liitle as a 1 degree change. This may affect the quality of sperm if chronically exposed low or high temperatures, especially heat.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

If I have a large lump on my testicle sack, do I definitely have cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not definitely: Please get it checked out asap. Hopefully just a hydrocecele.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned if one of my testicles is much larger than the other?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: It may be nothing but you should have it checked out. Some men are born with large discrepancies in size. One testicle may have lost its blood supply at birth and never developed. If it's newly doubled in size, see a physician soon.
Dr. David Stuart
General Surgery 21 years experience
An enlarged testicle could be sign of testicular cancer. Is the testis different from before. It could also be secondary to varicocele. See your PCP to see if an u/s is warranted.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why would my testicle still hurt after being hit hard a year ago?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Chronic pain: Testicular injuries vary from mild bruising to complete rupture where the lining that holds the testicular tissue breaks. This can set up a severe inflammatory reaction that can lead to bleeding, fluid build up and, in extreme cases, loss of the testicle. A scrotal ultrasound can help see if any of these possibilities apply. Some men develop chronic pain from testicular injuries.

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