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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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At 17 I had an undescended testicle removed from my groin, the other one appears fine about 18ml. I am concerned about my fertility. I am now 20, also?

At 17 I had an undescended testicle removed from my groin, the other one appears fine about 18ml. I am concerned about my fertility. I am now 20, also?

Not a problem: Should not be an issue. If you are very concerned or trying to get pregnant you can ask your doctor to get a sperm count. ...Read more

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I had low soreness on one testicles. Dr prescribed antibiotic. Soreness has gone away. Did this mean I had an infection? Would that affect fertility?

I had low soreness on one testicles. Dr prescribed antibiotic. Soreness has gone away. Did this mean I had an infection? Would that affect fertility?

Possible. No.: You may have had an infection that the antibiotics cured. Then again you might not have had one and the pain went away on its own. I t is unlikely that this will affect fertility. ...Read more

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Could a testicle injury affect fertility?

Could a testicle injury affect fertility?

If only 1 testicle: ... Was injured, and the other 1 was fine, fertility should be ok. If both testicles were severely injured, that would have more serious implications for fertility. Minor testicular injuries should have no effect on fertility. ...Read more

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How will my husband's future fertility be affected after the loss of a testicle?

No: Men with one testicle should make a normal amount of sperm as long as their pituitary gland functions normally. ...Read more

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Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Maybe: Testicular trauma, if severe, can rupture the testicle and cause impairment of sperm production but this is very rare. If a man has just had typical playground testicle injuries, it's unlikely to explain fertility problems and he should get a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can undropped testicle cause any problem with fertility?

Can undropped testicle cause any problem with fertility?

Depends 1 or both: Somewhat & hopefully only slightly reduced fertility with 1 testicle up after puberty & other fully descended. Severe to complete infertility if both testes remain undescended. Fertility should be close to normal if single undescended testis was corrected in very early childhood. Fertility is always reduced if both testes were undescended, worse when they were higher &/or later they were repaired. ...Read more

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Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

No: While anything can happen, hernia in general do not affect fertility. See a general surgeon for a consultation if it is bothering you or you want to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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I am 35 age old but hidden testicles and fertility?

I am 35 age old but hidden testicles and fertility?

See surgeon: Hidden testicles may become cancerous and thus you need to consult an urologist asap. You will likely be infertile as well since being in the abdomen keeps the surrounding temperature too warm for the testes and making it less able to function normally. Don't delay any further. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Usually no: Unless there is rupture of the testicle which would be result of severe trauma and cause scrotal swelling and pain sufficient to require emergency room care. These injuries are quite rare, & caused by more than a hit. Ruptured testicles need to be repaired because sperm escaping into the tissue could cause sperm antibodies to be produced which in turn could cause infertility. ...Read more

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Had a hard hit on a the testicles. Could that cause a male fertility issue?

Had a hard hit on a the testicles. Could that cause a male fertility issue?

Probably not: Many men experience " a kick or two" to your testicles and generally it does not cause any significant damage that will effect your future reproductive function. Good luck and try to avoid any further insults. ...Read more

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Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

NO: After hydrocele surgery it is possible position can change as you described, it will not create fertility problem, don't worry, go for Post OP follow up visit, some times with time will correct itself. ...Read more

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33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

Varicocele: It is estimated that 15% of men have a varicocele that appears during puberty. Evaluation of male factor infertility identifies varicocele a in about 40 %. Obviously, 15% of men are not infertile! But some subset develops problems. Evaluation is needed if testicular atrophy of left testis occurs, if semen analyses have several parameters off, and sometimes when a man waits to have children later ...Read more

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Testicles are 4.1 cm L, 2.75 W, 2.5 B, is this normal size for adult male? Concerned I might have fertility probs. What's my testicular volume.?

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Testicles are 4.1 cm L, 2.75 W, 2.5 B, is this normal size for adult male? Concerned I might have fertility probs. What's my testicular volume.?

Okay, ...: Most likely, you are ok with your testicular size. Besides, it is a good idea to correlate your physical concern with overall and/or specific function. It is hard to address all your concern in a 400-letter space. But I can help you at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in. Before then, peruse articles in Sex Life in http://formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html; that will help.... ...Read more

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My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.

My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.

Yes: Most people with torsion have normal fertility there are some theoretical questions regarding torsion leading to antisperm antibodies but he should be able to father children. ...Read more

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Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Possibly: If the testis both grew in size and produced hormons that sustained a normal puberty, it is likely they are fine frrom a fertility standpoint. If one or both sustained enough injury that one or more withered, there would be a probem. Assessment at a fertility center could give you more information. ...Read more

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My right testicle is little bit higher than other. I feel discomfort can't cross legs. Will it affect my fertility.? (i think it is undescended).

My right testicle is little bit higher than other. I feel discomfort can't cross legs. Will it affect my fertility.? (i think it is undescended).

Testicle: The right testicle is normally slightly higher than the left. If the right testicle does not come down into the scrotum, it would be considered undescended. If that is the case your fertility would be affected and you should see a urologist. All the best. ...Read more

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Was gonna have varicocele surgery, but didn't, a year ago. Now I feel significant left testicle Atrophy. Any use now? Will I have fertility issues?

Was gonna have varicocele surgery, but didn't, a year ago. Now I feel significant left testicle Atrophy. Any use now? Will I have fertility issues?

Here are some. ..: With what described, you already have a treating Doc - urologist so please direct all the related questions concerning varicocele surgery, testicular atrophy, etc. To him/her timely. Such direct approach would be much more efficient than online inquiry / guess. If the concern for infertility arises, do semen analysis so to define the quality and quantity of sperms in the semen. ...Read more

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Is there a way to test and make sure your testicles are working the way they should or both fertility and sexual function? How? Who should I see?

Is there a way to test and make sure your testicles are working the way they should or both fertility and sexual function? How? Who should I see?

Yes: That can be evaluated by several means including physical examination, serum hormone levels and sperm examinations for sperm count, motility, etc. Your primary care doctor can initiate the work up or refer you to a urologist. ...Read more

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Can I loose my testicle or have fertility issues, if someone squeezes it really hard with hand. What type of injury is caused by squeezing? And cure?

Can I loose my testicle or have fertility issues, if someone squeezes it really hard with hand. What type of injury is caused by squeezing? And cure?

Probably not if...: Squeezing testicle with subsequent pain alone & no bleeding inside testicles and swelling would not affect fertility. If infertility is your concern, seek evaluation & counseling since some 50% of infertility result from female factors, 30% from males', and 20% from both females' and males'. As to cure, cure has never happen but just modify patient's internal & external environments for self-heal ...Read more

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Had a testicle removed due to torsion 2 months ago and had testosterone test first was 416 @ 12 pm n 570 @10 is it finedoes tt has a link to fertility?

Had a testicle removed due to torsion 2 months ago and had testosterone test first was 416 @ 12 pm n 570 @10 is it finedoes tt has a link to fertility?

Testicle Purpose: You are 18 and you have a good testicle. This testicle will produce the needed hormones and sperm for you. The body has all kinds of back up built in for you and having two testicles is not necessary for your life. I am glad to hear you are recovered and back to normal. ...Read more

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My left testicle goes very high kind of into the abdomen during sexual relations. Can this cause fertility problems?

My left testicle goes very high kind of into the abdomen during sexual relations. Can this cause fertility problems?

Not likely: This elevation of the testicle is a normal reaction during the male sexual response. While a too high a temperature can affect fertility it is more a constant thing (tight underwear, undescended testicle (s), or varicoele that affect fertility. ...Read more

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Does epididymitis affect the fertility of a 16 year olds sperm? I'm a 16 year old male and have epididymitis in my right testicle. Do you think this will affect my fertility of getting a girl pregnant?

Does epididymitis affect the fertility of a 16 year olds sperm? I'm a 16 year old male and have epididymitis in my right testicle. Do you think this will affect my fertility of getting a girl pregnant?

Hello: Hello 16 year old male. I seriously hope that at your age, you don't want to impregnate your girlfriend. Let's start with some basic information about the epididymis and about epididymitis. The majority of cases of epididymitis in men under 40 (you) are caused by sexually transmitted diseases. The epididymis carries sperm from the testicle to a tube called the vas deferens. Organisms travel backwards through the urethra to eventually reach the epidididymis. If the epididiymis becomes occluded it blocks sperm from leaving the testicles. A chronic infection could lead to significant scarring which could result in having ejaculate which contain no sperm. In your situation, there is only involvement of the right epididymis. The left side should not be impacted. However, if the epidiymis remains patent, sperm can usually still make their way through. Chalmydia is the most common std that causes epididymitis.
I think you should think twice about remaining sexually active at age 16. Careless actions as a teenager may stay with you a lifetime. If you do elect to continue having sex, for goodness sake, use barrier protection. ...Read more

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Damaged nerves in testicles and legs, can this impact fertility? Assuming all structures are normal thus far, but no nerve supply to scrotum.

Damaged nerves in testicles and legs, can this impact fertility? Assuming all structures are normal thus far, but no nerve supply to scrotum.

It should not.: The production of sperm is due to the stimulation by the brain hormones- fsh, lh- on the testes which produces testosterone. Take care! ...Read more

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Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?

Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?

Very common: Chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) may be the same, as you seem to know. Very common. Inflammation sometimes is present, e.g. white blood cells in prostate fluid or urine. I can't judge if past prostate injury is contributing. CP/CPPS pain often is felt in testicles, but no actual testicular problem. It's not known to affect fertility. Keep working w/ your urologist. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele cause your testicle to hang much lower than normal? Have one above the left one and it is hanging abnormally low and doesn't retract

Spermatocele: Spermatocele is an abnormal retention cyst or collection of fluid at the epididymis (the "cap" on the back of the testis) or rete testis and depending on the size could cause your left testis to hang "differently" than the right. You should be examined by a physician however, and if bothersome, you could have the spermatocele removed. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

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