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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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