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Born With Only One Testicle
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
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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 20yoSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
One testicle: I don't think one testicle can cause low testosterone.
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.
Quick summary: left testicle naturally born with the epididymis on the oposite side of the testicle, yes at the bottom of the scrotum.
??: That's where it should be. Check out normal male anatomy pics.
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 quicklySee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Yes: Right usually higher. Hence the chinese name for testicles: huanghunghi-huanghunglo.
? 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.
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.
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