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Is it possible to be born with a third testicle?

Is it possible to be born with a third testicle?

Yes: Very rare but possible. I have personally seen two boys with suoernumery testicles but incidence is about 1:500, 000 - 1, 000, 000. ...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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Is it possible that my son was born with just one testicle?

Is it possible that my son was born with just one testicle?

Maybe: For that to happen, some event during pregnancy would have cut off the blood supply and it just self destructed. Testes originate near the kidneys and travel a lot during pregnancy. It is more likely still present somewhere between the lower abdomen and its proper position in the scrotum. An ultrasound can sometimes locate it. Then a pediatric urologist can retrieve and move it down. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a man born with one testicle impregnant a woman?

Please tell me, could a man born with one testicle impregnant a woman?

Yes: As long as the single testis is making healthy sperm, one will do quite well. The other issue is why just one. If a proper workup has not been done, it is important he other testis should be looked for. If it is in the abdomen it can become cancerous and be too far along to save the patient. ...Read more

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My son was born with one testicle. Can he have a replacement?

My son was born with one testicle. Can he have a replacement?

Replacement?: The workup of this problem includes looking for the missing testicle, which could be high in the groin or inside the abdomen. The area is explored at surgery and if found, an attempt is made to bring the testicle into the scrotum. If there is no testicle a synthetic one could be placed. Waiting until puberty to do so could avoid repeated surgeries. ...Read more

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Can boys be born with three testicles?

Can boys be born with three testicles?

Yes! But very rare.: A boy can have more than two testicles, a condition called polyorchidism. This is extremely rare, with a 2009 meta-analysis documenting only 140 histologically confirmed cases in the literature. The exact cause is unknown, but some event in the fetus at 8 weeks causes the developing genital tissue to divide abnormally. Treatment is controversial, with some having the extra testis removed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a man is born with one testicle, does that tamper with their sex life?

Can you tell me if a man is born with one testicle, does that tamper with their sex life?

No: No. As long as the other testicle is normal, it makes enough sperm and testosterone for its missing buddy. ...Read more

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Sir, actually one of my relative born with only one testicle so is there any chance of any disease and can he become a father of healthy baby.?

Sir, actually one of my relative born with only one testicle so is there any chance of any disease and can he become a father of healthy baby.?

Undescended testis: Ideally, the testicle is either brought down from the abdomen region or removed in the first several months to couple of years after birth. This practice promotes fertility and prevents cancerous changes. That being said, men with one healthy normal testicle can still father children. Best wishes ...Read more

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What happened if anyone born with one testicle! Did he will face any problem in his sex life or anything else?

What happened if anyone born with one testicle! Did he will face any problem in his sex life or anything else?

Depends on situation: Testicles are made next to the kidneys and travel to the scrotum in fetal life. If one did not travel down, it could have been destroyed or still remain in the abdomen. An abdominal testis is more likely to develop cancer or cause problems for the normal testis. Most would do an ultrasound to see if a testis remained in the abdomen & if present, remove it in a 20yo ...Read more

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Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child. When he produces sperms?

Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child. When he produces sperms?

Yes: It only takes one. It is part of the fail safe system of the body. Paired organs for important things when possible...like kidneys and lungs. And testis. ...Read more

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Can you grow a third testicle?

Can you grow a third testicle?

No: No, you cannot grow a third testicle. However, you can develop a benign cyst or a tumor that may mimic a third testicle. If a "third" testicle is identified, this should be evaluated by your doctor to do appropriate testing to determine if this is a benign condition or possible malignancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a third testicle?

Is it possible to have a third testicle?

No: You likely have a cyst on the epididymis called a spermatocele. It's totally benign but only a good exam or ultrasound can tell for sure. ...Read more

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Are all hermaphrodites born with a mans pelvis?

Are all hermaphrodites born with a mans pelvis?

No: There are different biological origins for what people call "hermaphrodite." depending on the actual origin of the condition, the pelvic shape may or may not be affected. ...Read more

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Am I'm growing a third testicle but it's small and a little bit harder than my balls?

No: But be seen by urology.
Several possibilities and some serious.
Cysts, inflammatory mass, or tumor ...Read more

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When I toch my testicles I see there is small third piece of testicles. What is that. Is it it normal or. What I need to do.

When I toch my testicles I see there is small third piece of testicles. What is that. Is it it normal or. What I need to do.

Spermatocele: Which is name for cyst of the epididymis or hydrocele of the cord, most likely explanation. Both are benign. Less likely an inguino-scrotal hernia, however, best to see dr and get a scrotal ultrasound which will give the answer. Unlikely to be an extra-testicular tumor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 year old male and have a lump connected to my right testicle, it almost feels like a third testicle, what do you think it is?

I'm a 23 year old male and have a lump connected to my right testicle, it almost feels like a third testicle, what do you think it is?

Cyst?: You might have a fluid filled cyst called a hydrocele. These are relatively harmless unless they get too big. You should see your doctor for a quick check. ...Read more

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I seem to have a third (smaller) testicle... its creeping me out. Doc says its nothing but nothing else what is it and what do I do about it?

I seem to have a third (smaller) testicle... its creeping me out. Doc says its nothing but nothing else what is it and what do I do about it?

Benign if not hard: Could be head of epidydimis, epidydimal cyst / spermatocele, swollen or edematous appendix testis. Supernumerous (an extra) testis is very uncommon, but can occur. Third testis will have been there sinc birth & grows at same rate as other testis within that half of scrotum. Scrotal ultrasound would give U a definitive diagnosis, but probably unnecessary. ...Read more

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I have ED and I noticed I have swollen tube on right testicle feels like a small third testicle and hurts to touch can this cause my ed?

I have ED and I noticed I have swollen tube on right testicle feels like a small third testicle and hurts to touch can this cause my ed?

Not likely.: This something in your scrotum will not cause ed, but it needs evaluation. Could be any one of a number of things. Best to see someone and get it checked out since it could cause problems down the road. ...Read more

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My right testicle is 2 or 3 times larger it's been this way sense I was born. I can squeeze it and it goes away but when I push to pee it will comeout?

My right testicle is 2 or 3 times larger it's been this way sense I was born. I can squeeze it and it goes away but when I push to pee it will comeout?

See answer: Your symptoms are most consistent with either an indirect inguinal hernia or communicating hydrocele and if present would require surgery to correct. Recommend you see your doctor, a urologist or general surgeon to obtain a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son was born in July 2014 and Within in 4 months his left testicle shrank from normal size to very small. None of pediatrics, while performing routine checks (after he was immediately born, 3-4 wellness visit check) noticed this and now after 4 month

My son was born in July 2014 and Within in 4 months his left testicle shrank from normal size to very small. None of pediatrics, while performing routine checks (after he was immediately born, 3-4 wellness visit check) noticed this and now after 4 month

? small testis: It is important to have him checked by a Pediatric Urologist so they could diagnose and handle the situation as soon as the problem needs further management. This is a general professional advice limited to USA patients based on information provided and is to be verified by a Physician familiar with the patient ...Read more

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Slight pain occasionally on left side scrotum. Feels like I have a third testicle. Worry?

Slight pain occasionally on left side scrotum. Feels like I have a third testicle. Worry?

There can be: Inflammation in the ducts above the testicle itself. If there is any significant lump there then you should be examined and probably have an ultrasound to help sort it out. ...Read more

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This is a bit embarresing but inside my scrotum I seem to have a third and fourth testicle. They are much smaller than the two but what are they?

This is a bit embarresing but inside my scrotum I seem to have a third and fourth testicle. They are much smaller than the two but what are they?

Can't tell: For sure here, but consult a urologist. It is probably nothing, but it could be a testicular tumor. Better to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for a girl to be born with a male pelvis?

Can you explain if it's possible for a girl to be born with a male pelvis?

Gender: Sometimes we are born with a genetic gender but with the opposit sex external genitalia but this is a rare occurrance and usually it is associated with other signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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My son was born perfectly w two testicles qell its been a week he has had 2 lumps inside his scrotum one in which look like it gotten a little bigger.

Lumps: Your description is a little bit unclear. I am not sure if you are referring to lumps in the testicles in addition to the testis or instead of the testis. Your pediatrician should rule this one out quickly ...Read more

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What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Complicated: This is a complicated syndrome that can not be discussed in the 400 characters HealthTap docs are allotted. I would make sure the child is followed by a good pediatric endocrinologist. He/she is best to answer the complicated questions regarding a child with androgen insensitivity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Sensitive question: There is an answer to this, but it is a sensitive subject, and should be answered by the patient's personal doctor, not in a public site such as this. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more