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Undescended Testicle Fertility
?pts age??: Approach to undescended testis has gradually become more aggressive over the past 3 decades as data show the negative effect letting it stay in the abdomen have on fertility or the opposite testis.Locating & bringing it down if possible by 6m to 1y is common with a trend toward earlier surgery.Those found high in the scrotum or canal at birth are generally watched ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cryptorchidism is also known as Undescended testicle. The testis develops in the abdomen during fetal life and descends all the way to the scrotum on both sides. Given this long journey, it is not surprising that 3% don't make it at birth. When the testis on one side or the other is non palpable, it is said to be cryptorchid. There is a 5% chance that it did not develop normally or that is atrophied from a loss of blood supply ...Read more
Can be: It depends on the real reason your testis is not detected. Some never complete the journey from where it originated next to the kidney, down through the abdomen to land in the scrotum. If it remains in the abdomen it increases your risk of testicular cancer and man diminish your fertility. The usual plan is to find and bring it down no later than 1 yo. For some, removal is the best plan. ...Read more
Interesting question: I'd first consider it a risk to your own health and fertility. If that testicle remains in your abdomen at has a higher risk of testicular cancer in your lifetime and can decrease your fertility. Should you escape both issues, any sperm that swims hard enough to do the deed should be normal.The weak ones don't make it. ...Read more
Probably: It depends if it is truly undescended or retractile . Retractile means it is high up in the scrotum and can be felt this should not cause problems with fertility. If it is truly undescended and can't be felt the undescended teste will probably not produce sperm , but if the other testicle is ok you should have no problem. An undescended testicle should be seen by a physician and repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight: Increased risk is primarily with intra-abdominal udts. Most quoted risk in literature for intra-abdominal udts is 1:15 or 4%. Risk cancer in low inguinal udts is minimal. Risk for high inguinal is inbetween. 1 in 6 patients who have unilateral udt ; develop testicular cancer have it in the descended testis. Advise all undescended testes be brought down far enough to be palpable in case of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?
Yes: Children with one testicle as they grow up, they are able to have children without any problems, provided the other testicle is working well. The level of testesteron is less, but it doesn't affect the ability to have babies or secondary sexual characteristics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor am now 27 with undescended testicle and am afraid of surgery.Now am going to get married can ihav children?
No: It isn't normal for a corrected undescended testicle to be much smaller than the other. It may be slightly smaller, and this is usually due to the fact that the testicle was abnormal to start with. If the testicle is much smaller, it usually is an indication of inadequate blood supply of previous torsion with partial resorption. Physiologic function of this testicle would be questionable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Testicles in males develop in abdomen and descend into the scrotum shortly before birth. An undescended testicle is not functional because the temperature in the abdomen is too hot for sperm production. Furthermore, males with undescended testicles are at increased ...Read more
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