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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have this 3rd grade varicocele, i'm not going to have kids but i know infertility is a primary cause of testicle cancer. Am i at risk?
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
For some odd reason i somehow got some poison ivy on my testicles. I can handle the itching. I just read somewhere that it might cause infertility?
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