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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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