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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

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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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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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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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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Heat in testicles can cause infertility or reduce production of testosterone?

Heat in testicles can cause infertility or reduce production of testosterone?

Heat testicles: 18 M asks: Heat in testicles can cause infertility or reduce production of testosterone? ANS: yes if you fry them with too much heat you will be castrated. But the pain would make it likely you will not get them hot enough to effect these issues. ...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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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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Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?

Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?

Benign cysts: An epididymal cyst is fluid-filled sac which grows at the top end of the testicle in the long, tightly coiled tube called epididymis. Cysts are benign (ie not caused by cancer). Usually in head of epididymis , may be one, bilateral, or multiple. Larger ones can be removed by a surgeon, especially if painful. Epididymal cysts usually not associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Had operation for testicle to drop, infertile?

No, not necesarily: So if you had an operation for 1 undescended testis, then you should still have one normal testicle. If that is the case, then the normal testicle should still be fertile. The undescended one is often sterile. The best way to answer this question is to check with your surgeon and/or test your sperm count and functionality. ...Read more

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If testicles are exposed to trauma or biking will infertility follow?

If testicles are exposed to trauma or biking will infertility follow?

Possibly: Severe damage or highly stressful training certainly could cause fertility problems from stress or damage, but this is not common. Fertility problems would only follow severe stress like training for a major sporting event. Routine bike riding is not a problem. ...Read more

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I think i may have a varicocele in my left testicle. I have a slight uncomfortable feeling on the left side. Would this lead to infertility?

I think i may have a varicocele in my left testicle. I have a slight uncomfortable feeling on the left side. Would this lead to infertility?

Possibly: 40 % of men with infertility have a varicocele as the cause. Often, the discomfort is associated with exertion (eg lifting/straining). Best to get a scrotal ultrasound without and with valsalva maneuver. Surgery would be the best tx option if confirmed by us. ...Read more

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Serious question can getting blue balls damage your testicles in any way like make you infertile? Or is it just some annoying thing that happens

Serious question can getting blue balls damage your testicles in any way like make you infertile? Or is it just some annoying thing that happens

Here are some ...: Would you please define & clarify what "getting blue balls" means so more my colleagues and I can answer your Q better to the point. Thank you and best wish ... ...Read more

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My right testicles is still big after childhood mumps.I am 22 now, feel no pain but left one shrunk a little bit.Should i worried about infertility?

Unlikely an issue: A sperm analysis should be able to answer your personal question about possible fertility.Mumps is more likely to cause testicular issues if you have it in your late teens or adulthood. That said, it is not common for it to cause infertility.You have 2, and if one functions well enough, it could do the deed. ...Read more

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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more