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Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Could injuries to the testicle cause fertility problems?

Maybe: Testicular trauma, if severe, can rupture the testicle and cause impairment of sperm production but this is very rare. If a man has just had typical playground testicle injuries, it's unlikely to explain fertility problems and he should get a more thorough evaluation. ...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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Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Possibly: If the testis both grew in size and produced hormons that sustained a normal puberty, it is likely they are fine frrom a fertility standpoint. If one or both sustained enough injury that one or more withered, there would be a probem.Assessment at a fertility center could give you more information. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Can being hit in the testicles cause fertility problems?

Usually no: Unless there is rupture of the testicle which would be result of severe trauma and cause scrotal swelling and pain sufficient to require emergency room care. These injuries are quite rare, & caused by more than a hit. Ruptured testicles need to be repaired because sperm escaping into the tissue could cause sperm antibodies to be produced which in turn could cause infertility. ...Read more

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My left testicle goes very high kind of into the abdomen during sexual relations. Can this cause fertility problems?

My left testicle goes very high kind of into the abdomen during sexual relations. Can this cause fertility problems?

Not likely: This elevation of the testicle is a normal reaction during the male sexual response. While a too high a temperature can affect fertility it is more a constant thing (tight underwear, undescended testicle(s), or varicoele that affect fertility. ...Read more

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Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

NO: After hydrocele surgery it is possible position can change as you described , it will not create fertility problem , don't worry , go for Post OP follow up visit, some times with time will correct itself. ...Read more

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Can undropped testicle cause any problem with fertility?

Can undropped testicle cause any problem with fertility?

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 more

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Can i loose my testicle or have fertility issues,if someone squeezes it really hard with hand..what type of injury is caused by squeezing? and cure?

Can i loose my testicle or have fertility issues,if someone squeezes it really hard with hand..what type of injury is caused by squeezing? and cure?

Probably not if...: Squeezing testicle with subsequent pain alone & no bleeding inside testicles and swelling would not affect fertility. If infertility is your concern, seek evaluation & counseling since some 50% of infertility result from female factors, 30% from males', and 20% from both females' and males'. As to cure, cure has never happen but just modify patient's internal & external environments for self-heal ...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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Could a testicle injury affect fertility?

Could a testicle injury affect fertility?

If only 1 testicle: ... Was injured, and the other 1 was fine, fertility should be ok. If both testicles were severely injured, that would have more serious implications for fertility. Minor testicular injuries should have no effect on fertility. ...Read more

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Had a hard hit on a the testicles. Could that cause a male fertility issue?

Had a hard hit on a the testicles. Could that cause a male fertility issue?

Probably not: Many men experience " a kick or two" to your testicles and generally it does not cause any significant damage that will effect your future reproductive function. Good luck and try to avoid any further insults. ...Read more

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33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

33 year old male. Diagnosed with varicocele in left testicle at age of 18. How serious could problems with reproduction and fertility be?

Varicocele: It is estimated that 15% of men have a varicocele that appears during puberty. Evaluation of male factor infertility identifies varicocele a in about 40 %. Obviously, 15% of men are not infertile! but some subset develops problems. Evaluation is needed if testicular atrophy of left testis occurs, if semen analyses have several parameters off, and sometimes when a man waits to have children later ...Read more

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Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?

Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?

Very common: Chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) may be the same, as you seem to know. Very common. Inflammation sometimes is present, e.g. white blood cells in prostate fluid or urine. I can't judge if past prostate injury is contributing. CP/CPPS pain often is felt in testicles, but no actual testicular problem. It's not known to affect fertility. Keep working w/ your urologist. ...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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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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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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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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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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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?

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?

Incorrect: In fact, infertility has nothing to do with testicular cancer. Although varicoceles can contribute to infertility not everyone with the varicocele has infertility. ...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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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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Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

No: While anything can happen, hernia in general do not affect fertility. See a general surgeon for a consultation if it is bothering you or you want to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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How will my husband's future fertility be affected after the loss of a testicle?

How will my husband's future fertility be affected after the loss of a testicle?

No: Men with one testicle should make a normal amount of sperm as long as their pituitary gland functions normally. ...Read more

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I am 35 age old but hidden testicles and fertility?

I am 35 age old but hidden testicles and fertility?

See surgeon: Hidden testicles may become cancerous and thus you need to consult an urologist asap. You will likely be infertile as well since being in the abdomen keeps the surrounding temperature too warm for the testes and making it less able to function normally. Don't delay any further. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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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


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more