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Sir, actually one of my relative born with only one testicle so is there any chance of any disease and can he become a father of healthy baby.?

Sir, actually one of my relative born with only one testicle so is there any chance of any disease and can he become a father of healthy baby.?

Undescended testis: Ideally, the testicle is either brought down from the abdomen region or removed in the first several months to couple of years after birth. This practice promotes fertility and prevents cancerous changes. That being said, men with one healthy normal testicle can still father children. Best wishes ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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Is it possible that my son was born with just one testicle?

Is it possible that my son was born with just one testicle?

Maybe: For that to happen, some event during pregnancy would have cut off the blood supply and it just self destructed. Testes originate near the kidneys and travel a lot during pregnancy. It is more likely still present somewhere between the lower abdomen and its proper position in the scrotum. An ultrasound can sometimes locate it. Then a pediatric urologist can retrieve and move it down. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a man born with one testicle impregnant a woman?

Please tell me, could a man born with one testicle impregnant a woman?

Yes: As long as the single testis is making healthy sperm, one will do quite well. The other issue is why just one. If a proper workup has not been done, it is important he other testis should be looked for. If it is in the abdomen it can become cancerous and be too far along to save the patient. ...Read more

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My son was born with one testicle. Can he have a replacement?

My son was born with one testicle. Can he have a replacement?

Replacement?: The workup of this problem includes looking for the missing testicle, which could be high in the groin or inside the abdomen. The area is explored at surgery and if found, an attempt is made to bring the testicle into the scrotum. If there is no testicle a synthetic one could be placed. Waiting until puberty to do so could avoid repeated surgeries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a man is born with one testicle, does that tamper with their sex life?

Can you tell me if a man is born with one testicle, does that tamper with their sex life?

No: No. As long as the other testicle is normal, it makes enough sperm and testosterone for its missing buddy. ...Read more

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What happened if anyone born with one testicle! Did he will face any problem in his sex life or anything else?

What happened if anyone born with one testicle! Did he will face any problem in his sex life or anything else?

Depends on situation: Testicles are made next to the kidneys and travel to the scrotum in fetal life. If one did not travel down, it could have been destroyed or still remain in the abdomen. An abdominal testis is more likely to develop cancer or cause problems for the normal testis. Most would do an ultrasound to see if a testis remained in the abdomen & if present, remove it in a 20yo ...Read more

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Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child. When he produces sperms?

Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child. When he produces sperms?

Yes: It only takes one. It is part of the fail safe system of the body. Paired organs for important things when possible...like kidneys and lungs. And testis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be born with a third testicle?

Is it possible to be born with a third testicle?

Yes: Very rare but possible. I have personally seen two boys with suoernumery testicles but incidence is about 1:500, 000 - 1, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Can boys be born with three testicles?

Can boys be born with three testicles?

Yes! But very rare.: A boy can have more than two testicles, a condition called polyorchidism. This is extremely rare, with a 2009 meta-analysis documenting only 140 histologically confirmed cases in the literature. The exact cause is unknown, but some event in the fetus at 8 weeks causes the developing genital tissue to divide abnormally. Treatment is controversial, with some having the extra testis removed. ...Read more

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My son was born perfectly w two testicles qell its been a week he has had 2 lumps inside his scrotum one in which look like it gotten a little bigger.

My son was born perfectly w two testicles qell its been a week he has had 2 lumps inside his scrotum one in which look like it gotten a little bigger.

Lumps: Your description is a little bit unclear. I am not sure if you are referring to lumps in the testicles in addition to the testis or instead of the testis. Your pediatrician should rule this one out quickly ...Read more

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What causes one enlarged testicle?

What causes one enlarged testicle?

Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read more

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Why would one testicle be bigger than the other?

Many possibilities: Hydrocele is common, is a sac of fluid around testicle. Left testicle can be smaller if varicocele present. Testicle can be smaller if it was undescended in spite of corrective surgery. One testicle can be minute if it underwent torsion prenatally or in infancy. Possible sequela of mumps. Tumor or cyst can make that testis larger. Finally some men have one tetis larger for unknown & benign reason. ...Read more

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Can I have a child even if I have only one testicle?

Can I have a child even if I have only one testicle?

Most likely: Singkle normal testicle should produce more than enough sperm for conception. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one testicle to be higher than other?

Yes: Right usually higher. Hence the chinese name for testicles: huanghunghi-huanghunglo. ...Read more

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Can a man easily make a baby if he has only one testicle?

Can a man easily make a baby if he has only one testicle?

Yes: The testis makes sperm in the millions on a continuous basis. It is part of the grand design that we have a few paired organs like lungs, kidneys & testes. We can do okay with just one, though we would rather keep both. ...Read more

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One testicle larger than the other. What can be causing this?

One testicle larger than the other. What can be causing this?

? hydrocele or testis: Larger side might have a hydrocele, tumor or cyst. Smaller testicle might have been previously corrected undescended testis, munps in past or presence of a large varicocele. Testes can grow at different rates during puberty ; smaller one may or may not catch up in time ; both testes can otherwise be normal. Thus although not normal maybe ok. Scrotal ultrasound would clarify. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have one testicle much larger than the other?

Is it unusual to have one testicle much larger than the other?

Not normal: But need not be a problem unless smaller testis is much higher than the other, have had mumps in the past, or have a large varicocele or hernia on small side. Larger side might have a hydrocele. Testes can grow at different rates during puberty ; smaller one may or may not catch up in time ; both testes can otherwise be normal. Thus although not normal maybe ok. Scrotal ultrasound would clarify. ...Read more

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Is it normal for only one testicle to descend but not the other?

Is it normal for only one testicle to descend but not the other?

No: Normally, both testicles descend into the scrotum before a baby boy is born. Sometimes only one descends, and doctors have to move the other one down into the scrotum. Occasionally, both testicles do not descend and have to be brought down. ...Read more

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Why is my one testicle flat? It's not oval shaped like the other one

Get checked.: If this is new get checked soon. IF this is not new get checked, too, but it can wait a few weeks. They should be basically the same. There are variations that are normal and in no one is the right side of the body and an exact mirror image of the left. But do see your doc for exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one testicle to be a lot bigger than the other one?

Is it normal for one testicle to be a lot bigger than the other one?

Yes: Expect this. If testicle is irregular; that is a different story. You are (at 34) beyond "high risk" for testicular disease but your dr can help assuage your fears. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a man with one testicle bear children at age 30?

Please tell me, could a man with one testicle bear children at age 30?

Yes: As long as the single testis is making healthy sperm, one will do quite well. The other issue is why just one. If a proper workup has not been done, it is important he other testis should be looked for. If it is in the abdomen it can become cancerous and be too far along to save the patient. ...Read more

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My one side of testicle swells and it gives pain whenever I touch it why?

Depends: varicocele?: If it is the left testicle that swells, then it may be a varicocele see: http://theturekclinic. Com/services/male-fertility-infertility-doctor-treatments-issues-zero-sperm-count/varicocele-symptoms-treatment-repair/
it could also be a hydrocele, spermatocele, hernia or (rarely) cancer. ...Read more

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Why might it be that one testicle of a normal men is bigger than the other?

Why might it be that one testicle of a normal men is bigger than the other?

Testes: It is not uncommon to have a size discrepancy. The real question is whether one is too small or too large. I would be more concerned if this was a relatively new finding rather than the way you've always been. Get examined just to be sure the larger tesits is not cancerous. ...Read more

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I have one symptom. A decrease in the size of my right testicle. What to do?

It is not uncommon: For one testicle to be a different size than the other. If you have no pain or nodules and urology exams were considered normal, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Hello sir, my right testicle is bigger than left one, is this normal or any problem.

Hello sir, my right testicle is bigger than left one, is this normal or any problem.

Duration: Not necessarily unless this just occurred and is associated with other symptoms such as pain or tenderness of the testicle. Knowing your age would also be helpful. It could be a hydrocoele, or inflammation of the testicle (orchitis), hernia, or worst-case testicular cancer. If this has been a long term static condition then relax and have your doctor take a look sometime, . ...Read more

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My left testicle hangs lower than right one and is sightly smaller than the right one?

My left testicle hangs lower than right one and is sightly smaller than the right one?

That's fine: The left one is supposed to be a little lower than the right one. It keeps them from bumping into each other. Unless the size difference is very obvious, it's a non-problem. ...Read more