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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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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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If testicles are exposed to xrays will infertility follow?

If testicles are exposed to xrays will infertility follow?

Usually not: Under normal circumstances no problems will occur. The radiation would need to be excessive or repeated over time to potentially have an significant effect. ...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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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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Does having undescended testicles always mean infertility?

No, not even if both: Most undescended are unilateral & prognosis for fertility is excellent. Fertility in males with bilateral UDTs is fair, provided they are brought down as early as possible. Preferably between 6 - 12 months-of-age. Longer U wait chances of fertility drop. Men or boys born with bilateral UDTs, which remain uncorrected by puberty are almost certainly infertile. ...Read more

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What is the connection between infertility and undescended testicles?

What is the connection between infertility and undescended testicles?

Cryptorchidism: The testicles require a lower body temperature to best function - that's why they hang down from the scrotum. Undescended testes can cause dysfunction of sperm or testosterone making fertility more difficult. ...Read more

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Does varicose vein in testicles effect infertility?

Does varicose vein in testicles effect infertility?

Yes : Varicocele , or varicose veins in the scrotum can affect your fertility, but not always. If you have that concern please get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could getting hit in the testicles make you infertile because.?

Could getting hit in the testicles make you infertile because.?

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, including the usual hits they may receive, should have no effect on fertility. ...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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If u have grade 1 varicocles and your semen analysis is ok and your testicle is also not shrinking then still there is a chance of infertility?

If u have grade 1 varicocles and your semen analysis is ok and your testicle is also not shrinking then still there is a chance of infertility?

Varicocele: If this varicocele is not felt by your doctor on examination, rather only visible on sonogram, and your semen analysis is fine, the varicocele should not affect your fertility. ...Read more

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Can I have kids with undescended testicles? Will i be infertile if I have undescended testicles?

Can I have kids with undescended testicles? Will i be infertile if I have undescended testicles?

Undescended testes: If both your testes were undescended at birth and were never brought down into the scrotum, you are likely infertile. You also are at somewhat increased risk of testicular cancer. I would strongly recommend you visit a urologist. ...Read more

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I've slept w/ 2 other guys w/ kids & their testicles were apple size. My fiancés are the size of cadbury eggs. Could this be a sign of infertility?

I've slept w/ 2 other guys w/ kids & their testicles were apple size. My fiancés are the size of cadbury eggs. Could this be a sign of infertility?

Not really: Size usually in not truly connected to fertility. Unless they are very small & soft.Of course size is also connected to the size of the individual, his built........ ...Read more

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Infertility treatment.. So how risky is surgery in testicles?

Infertility treatment.. So how risky is surgery in testicles?

Not risky: Surgery on the testicle is not 'risky' to your health but may not work for whatever your problem is. ...Read more

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Had operation for testicle to drop, infertile?

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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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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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