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Sperm Inside Testis
Does searching for sperm inside testis twice have bad effects a doctor did this two years ago and another one wants to do it again is this dangerous?
Here are some ...: Since you have had so much involved in the specific matters about testis, sperm retrieval for male infertility, etc. It would be most logical & beneficial to direct this Q to your treating team for individual answering & counseling. Generally speaking, more procedures means more injury and scars, and the rest of story is within personal imagination. More? Seek timely professional attention. ...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
How is it that precum has sperm in it if the sperm is made in the testis and precum is from cowper's gland ?
Man up!: U R a sexually mature man now and you need to understand your body. Whoever told you that nocturnal emissions are unhealthy was lying to you -- and probably about other things as well. If you don't have ejaculations by some means during the day, it's going to happen at night. It's healthy and you should enjoy it. A guy's testicular size and sperm counts vary. Time to stop worrying & be discerning. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i'm suffering from night fall and iiloss my sperm count and my testis are go small?
Becoming a man: You need to get with a competent urologist or fertility specialist, and also learn about your adult body. "Night fall" is a superstitious term used in some cultures for the normal, healthy phenomenon of nocturnal emissions, which you should be enjoying. Testes actually grow and shrink without obvious explanations. Who's doing your sperm counts, and why are you asking? ...Read more
If precum is made in the cowper's gland and sperm in the testis ? How can precum have sperm in it if it's made in two different places ?
So if precum is from the Cowper's gland and Sperm from the testis how does it have sperm if no previous ejaculation occurred ?
Good question: Sperm originates in testis, travels to ejaculatory ducts via epididymis & vas deferens. Sperm can escape from ejaculatory ducts & travel down urethra during sex or masturbation. Thus sperm can be washed out of penile urethra by escape of pre-cum from Cowper's gland duct. This has been cause of many unwanted pregnancies & is danger of so called "withdrawal" method of contraception. ...Read more
I am 24.has one testis. a low sperm count of 24 million.then doc prescribed a medicine for90 days .after that I had only 19 million.
Low Sperm : Well I'm not sure what medication you have been prescribed but I don't believe your lower sperm count is due to medication, sperm test result could vary from time to time and also it's operative dependent (if it's counted by someone rather than a machine), also one needs to know the volume of the Semen to judge this difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnose with varicocele on my left testis which affect my sperm count what can be done to improve my sperm count?
Varococele Fertility: A varicocele may affect sperm but not always. You need a sperm analysis to check for quality. The numbers alone may suggest poor function but unless the numbers are very poor, you should try for a while. You cannot think of just you, as female factors can affect getting pregnant. You need help from a fertility specialist to get more info - not enough space here. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had varicocele surgery on my left testis. is this the cause why it is small? could it still have enough sperm to impregnate a woman?
Varicocele: removal could cause the size to appear smaller but shouldnt have any effect on impregnating a woman ...Read more
Since young, my left testis always gets rubbed and pressured by my thigh, causing pain and discomfort. Can it result in me having more mutated sperms?
My left testis is like cherry only but my right is twice it. i had varicocele before, is it the cause why it is small? could it produce enough sperm?
Well...: It seems that your varicocele had an effect on your left testis. Sometimes it can recover some of it's size and function quite well. The wait period is about 6 months to a year. You are young. You can be perfectly fertile with one functioning testicle. Nothing to worry about ...Read more
When testosterone level is normal and testis are present and well then how it is possible to low sperm count?
Hi..I have pus cells of 4-5 with 41 million sperm count and 50percent motility and vericocele on right and left testis..Right grade3 and left 2?
Does a reduced blood flow to the testis reduce the cells ability to repair DNA damage of sperm cells? Hence sperm will have higher mutation rate?
No: I believe the cell would not compromise it's ability to replicate with fidelity for the sake of replication in it of itself at the cost of errors. So, if the cell were starved of oxygen, I think it would simply cease from replicating or die. So, in short, the answer to your question, I think, is no. However, I have not read or seen specific literature on your question and don't know if it exists. ...Read more
How does varicocele cause testis to damage or shrink in size? Also why does varicocele on one side affect sperm production of the other testis too?
Varicocoele: A varicocoele is just a physical growth, and essentially can compress the tube bringing sperm to the area which stores it prior to ejaculation. It does not commonly have an effect on the other testicle, unless of course there is another varicocoele present on the other side. ...Read more
Does reduction in blood supply to testis increase risk of more mutation found in the sperm since there will be lesser hormones transported to testis?
No definite answer..: A good speculation, but no known study/experiment has been done to address your concern. Theoretically, chronic poor blood supply to tissue or organ will induce degeneration in time and subsequently altering its supposed function. Besides, note that any body event always results from multiple factors, that is, genetic & acquired. More? Welcome to contact me and I can help. ...Read more
Can chemical mutagens which enter the testis cause all the spermatogonial stem cells to mutate such that sperm will permanently contain the mutation?
Not likely: It may cause mutations in some or most but unlikely to damage "all" the stem cells. Unless there's a huge dose which would affect other parts of the body as well. As with everything in nature there are outliers that don't get affected or are severely effected by any given event. ...Read more
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