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A 37-year-old male asked:

i have a testicular cyst which i want removing as it is becoming uncomfortable. will removal affect my sperm and ability to father a child?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: Your fertility should be preserved. Discuss this with your doctor prior to the surgery, however.

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