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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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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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Which medications are really proven to cause testicle shrinkage and lower sperm count?

Testosterone,: Androsterone and Lupron (leuprolide) have been proven to cause testicular shrinkage. I believe reports of other medications causing shrinkage is purely anecdotal and not proven. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 1"x1/2" left testicle? twice as small as the right. what could be the cause of this? could this cause low sperm count?

Is it normal to have 1"x1/2" left testicle? twice as small as the right. what could be the cause of this? could this cause low sperm count?

No, not normal: Average testicle size after puberty is ~2" long, 0.8" width, and 1.2" height (5 x 2 x 3 cm). Causes of a small (atrophic) testicle include: 1) painful conditions like torsion, infection, and severe trauma, and 2) painless conditions like the presence of a varicocele, abnormal development, genetic anomaly, prior surgery affecting blood flow, steroids, etc. Depending on cause, could affect fertility. ...Read more

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My husband has a cyst in his right testicle his sperm count is 0 does that mean he wont have children ?

My husband has a cyst in his right testicle his sperm count is 0 does that mean he wont have children ?

Azoospermia: Azoospermia is defined as the complete lack of sperm in the ejaculate. It occurs in 5% of infertile men. If this is the case, then one or both of two conditions may be present (“causes”): There is a problem with sperm production or there is a blockage such that sperm production, although normal, cannot reach the ejaculate. If truly no Sperm, than he cannot have children. Get eval with fertility dr ...Read more

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Dos small testicles mean low sperm count?

Dos small testicles mean low sperm count?

Not necessarily: This may be one "risk factor" for low sperm count but is not definitive. Most men with smaller than average testis still have plenty of sperm. ...Read more

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Can it mean that you have a low sperm count if your testicles look drained?

Can it mean that you have a low sperm count if your testicles look drained?

Get a Semen Analysis: You can't tell by looking at your testicles. Semen analysis is best done through a fertility clinic or urology office rather than a general medical testing lab. Home sperm tests are not very useful. If you're not trying to conceive assume you're fertile; if you and your partner are trying to conceive you should both see a fertility specialist (rei) for testing and individualized treatment. ...Read more

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I had an undescended testicle as a youth,but my other testicle was fine,I had a test done with negative sperm count, could the bad testicle be problem?

I had an undescended testicle as a youth,but my other testicle was fine,I had a test done with negative sperm count, could the bad testicle be problem?

No sperm: If there are no sperm, both testicles are the problem. Usually the undescended testicle is removed? I would check in with a urologist or fertility expert to sort through your dilemma. All the best. ...Read more

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Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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Sperm Count (Definition)

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