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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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My boyfriend fell on his bike at a young age and hit his testicles so hard that he said he urinated blood. Could this cause infertility?

My boyfriend fell on his bike at a young age and hit his testicles so hard that he said he urinated blood. Could this cause infertility?

Possibly ...: Testicular injuries may or may not cause fertility problems in later life. If you're not trying to get pregnant assume he's 100% fertile. If you're planning to conceive he should get a full semen analysis with antisperm antibody testing to make sure that he doesn't have a low sperm count, or proteins on his sperm that can prevent them from fertilizing an egg - injury is a risk factor for these. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis on one testicle cause infertility?

Can epididymitis on one testicle cause infertility?

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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How likely is it for an injury to the testicles at a young age to cause future infertility?

How likely is it for an injury to the testicles at a young age to cause future infertility?

Yes: Unfortunately this is possible. Injuries which caused damage to the epididymis or the vas deferens can block the flow of sperm through the normal ducts and cause sterility. ...Read more

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Hello i wanted to ask about laser treatment for the testicles does it cause infertility issues by any way?

Hello i wanted to ask about laser treatment for the testicles does it cause infertility issues by any way?

Need more info...: The specifics & relevance in the Q are not clear enough to deduce right answer. If concerning the issues on male infertiltiy, you and your mate need a comprehensive evaluation since some 50% of the causes for infertility lie in females, 30% in males, and 20% in both. In general, there is no position for using laser for male infertility at all. More? Ask urologist. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause lumps on testicles that cause pain? And can this symptom lead to infertility?

Can excessive masturbation cause lumps on testicles that cause pain? And  can this symptom lead to infertility?

No it can not unless: You need to consult youe family doctor or a urologist to find out what is causing lumps on your testis but masterbation is not likely to caue unless you are traumatising yourself masterbating, so slow down and see a urologist or your family doctor to find out if it need further testing or treatment. ...Read more

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Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?

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 more

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Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more

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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more