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Can Having One Testicle Affect Fertility
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
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
No: Our bodies are redundant in that we can live w/just one lung, one kidney, one eye, one ear, one arm, one leg, and even one testicle. All you need is one healthy one to make enough testosterone to keep your masculinized. Uh, why are you asking about your testicle if you're a 26yo female? Anyway, one testicle can make enough sperm to get a female pregnant. ...Read more
Hot Rocks!?: Many people believe that the varicocele increases the heat in the scrotum. The heat may be the cause of sperm damage. Not every varicocele causes a decrease in semen quality. Sperm motility is often most affected. Surgery or embolization can be helpful but often it is unclear if needed. Always check partner too. I like sperm function tests like acrosome reaction to help decide on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After d&c in May am I still more fertile, and will my ovarian cyst affect my chances of conceiving anytime soon- resulting in healty pregnancy? Thanks
Age, smoking ...: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. ...Read more
Not likely: A D&C shouldn't affect your ability to conceive. Since the procedure was done in February your body has had plenty of time to heal and recover. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can trazodone affect male fertility? My husband takes small doses to help with sleep. Can it affect us getting pregnant? Thanks!
No: Anybody who tells you otherwise is either grossly ignorant or trying to make you afraid in order to manipulate you. Being a teen is hard enough without misinformation. Good luck as you grow from being a child into an adult, and congratulations on your courage shown in asking what must have been a challenging question. ...Read more
What effect can having only one ovary and tube cause on the body? Is fertility decreased? Hormones?
Effects will vary: The effects on your wellbeing, your hormones and future fertility will depend primarily on the health of the remaining ovary , its tube and surrounding pelvic tissues and perhaps indirectly on the reason for and pathology of your oophorectomy. If you have one normal ovary and normal tube and no pelvic adhesions nor endometriosis...your health, fertility and hormones may be quite good and normal. ...Read more
It might: If mumps occurs during puberty and if it "drops" from the salivary glands in the face to the testicles and infects them, then yes mumps can very much affect a man's fertility later in life. The usual case of prepubertal mumps generally has no effect on future fertility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Though epididymitis 'could' result in scarring and blockage of the sperm passageway (and infertility) in the affected testicle, if there is a normal testicle on the other, unaffected side, that testicle will be able to produce enough sperm to maintain fertility in most instances. ...Read more
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