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Men Born With One Testicle
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
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
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
Less than 30%: Percentage depends upon original position of undescended testes when corrected, i.e. Intra-abdominal udts are associated with more infertility than low inguinal udts. Associated abnormality such as poor attachment of epididymis has a worse prognosis. Age at correction is very significant, the younger the better. Both testes undescended beyond puberty can never be associated with normal fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can someone born with two testicles but one not in position bear a child.when he produces sperms ?
No.: Older studies suggested an association between 47xyy and aggression/incarceration. In fact, these studies were methodologically flawed and this is not true. Newer studies have proven that affected individuals are slightly intellectually challenged (drop of IQ by 10 points) and thus are more likely to get into trouble with the law for minor offenses due to poor judgment (not aggression). ...Read more
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
After surgery it is founded that my 2 yrs son have only one testis.is any problem with his sex life and fertility.can one testis compensate 4 mising1?
NO problem in future: At age of 2 undecented one could be brought down to the scrotum by relatively very low risk surgical procedure . One normal testis will do the function ( fertilization ) also will have almost same amount of semen , as most of semen is seminal and other gland secretions not due to testes alone . ...Read more
Coin flip: Men produce equal numbers of sperm that carry either an X or Y sex chromosome.The healthy sperm that gets to the egg first decides the gender. It's like flipping a coin.You have an equal chance that it would be boy or girl each time, but it could be boy or girl three times in a row. It just happens. The idea that men can only have one gender offspring is a myth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to fathering with one testes as left testes atrophy occured due to mumps reducing size to 3 cubic cm? Right testes is normal.treatment?
Can a baby with bilateral intra abdominal testis become a father naturally without ivr ifaproscopy done with in 1 yr age.chances of fert/infert/subfer?
Here are some ...: While knowing undescended testes have significant negative impact to sperm production in the future, at this time, one should focus on the attention to how to raise and make him to live on independently; the concern and worry for his fertility at this time is premature and even practically unnecessary. So, seek timely counseling for how to raise him well ... Best wish ... ...Read more
Boys ages 4-12 and all have had a few minor testicular traumas with pain less than 3 mins. Any chance of tissue damage, fertility, or puberty issues?
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