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Can Retractile Testicles Cause Infertility
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
Infertility: Varicocele can prevent growth of testicle on affected side. Right testis usually grows normally because varicoceles are usually only on the left, however a few are bilateral and both testes can be small, combiation of varicocele and small testis or testes is a very strong indication to have varicocele corrected if subject wishes to maintain or achieve maximal fertility potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Varicocele is an inborn anomaly of pampiniform venous plexus present in some 15%pf men with some 90% on left side & 10% on both, but bearing no clinical significance in most of cases. Besides, varicocele has no direct connection with epididymitis although it may cause some symptoms like fullness or ache after a long standing like that in the lower legs with varicose veins. Best... ...Read more
Yes: Any type of serious damage or injury to the testicles can result in hypogonadism. The injury or trauma may be minimal but the testes are very sensitive to sustaining injury. The loss of testosterone may be temporary or permanent depending on several factors such as age of the patient, type of injury, and patient comorbidities. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
No: If you have a new mass on a testis, your physician needs to see it. We don't want to miss testicular cancer. There are a lot of things in a guy's scrotum and he should be familiar with them; the concern is if anything changes and especially if one of the testes becomes notably larger. Testicular tumors develop without respect to how much or how little you enjoy your body. Hope you do self-exam. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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