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Born With Only One Testicle
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
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
After surgery it is founded that my 2 yrs son have only one testis.is any problem with his sex life and fertility.can one testis compensate 4 mising1?
NO problem in future: At age of 2 undecented one could be brought down to the scrotum by relatively very low risk surgical procedure . One normal testis will do the function ( fertilization ) also will have almost same amount of semen , as most of semen is seminal and other gland secretions not due to testes alone . ...Read more
Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child.when he produces sperms ?
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
No: Good question. They are two separate organs so you should still have 2 adrenals. ...Read more
Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?
Likely fertile: Sperm count will probably be within normal limits because remaining testicle will grow larger (compensatory hy[pertrophy) and thus produce more sperm than if it were 1 of a pair, but count may be slightly reduced. Semen volume is unaffected and normal because >95% is produced by the seminal vesicles, prostate and cowper's glands. Sperm is no > 5% of ejaculate.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My baby boy had bilat hdn before birth. Now usg shows moderate dilation only in the left kidney. Is it harming him? Can he be ok with time?
Yes, it can resolve: Depending on how the rest of the kidney looks, ie whether there is normal growth + surrounding tissue), hydronephrosis of the kidney can resolve. However, it could also get worse if there is obstruction in the ureter (drainage tube). He should be seen by a pediatric urologist and followed with ulstrasound. It is not harmful in and of itself but if the kidney is obstructed it could cause harm. ...Read more
My baby brother has one testicle that is pretty red in colour, it's only one of them symptoms only started today?
Epididymytis: This sure sounds like an infection known as epididymytis. ...Read more
Can one mans sperm dominate anothers? Im 3wks preg, had sex with a man other than the babys dad, is it possible for hid sperm to dominate the dads making the baby his?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 4,5 years old has diagnosed with communication hydrocele in testicles. no pain, only swollen not very. is necessary surgery or we can wait?
Yes, ....: Yes, please proceed with surgical correction since professional experience has proved such inborn communicating hydrocele will almost be certain to last forever if not closed by age of 1. Besides, it is also associated with a small hernia (indirect). So, getting its surgical correction through a small inguinal incision like one for inguinal hernia repair is the choice of care. Best wish for him.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14 mnths old son has an undescent testicle. His dr said that it did not grow and the size is 3 times smaller than the other one. What should we do?
Difficult issue: In the US the kid would usually be seen by a specialist in child urology. Additional testing would be done to confirm the physical findings.Then the options would be explained.My expectation would be surgery to bring down the testis or remove it if it were found to be abnormal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Needs assessment: Many causes for this. Ultrasounds and VCUG has to be done to determine cause of swelling/hydronephrosis. Excreatory scans may be needed too. Level of swelling matters too. Minimal enlargement can resolve with no help too. Consulting a pediatric urologist would be a good idea. As long the baby is urinating, ther should be no immediate life risk. ...Read more
One of my sons testicles is not in place, only one is. He has just turned two years old. I have been advised to wait, is this the case?
Retractile v Undecen: If the testicle is "retractile" then it can be easily manipulated into the bottom of the scrotum and will stay there a moment or two. This does not require intervention. If the testis cannot be placed into the scrotum on exam by a medical professional, this is an "undecended testis" and may need intervention - surgery. It won't resolve after two yrs by itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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