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Will an 18 y.O. With undescended testes be sterile?

Will an 18 y.O. With undescended testes be sterile?

Depends: Will be sterile if both testes are undescended and located above the scrotum. Not sterile if one testis is down in the scrotum, however fertility may be impaired and is an other good reason to have the problem corrected as a baby, or as soon as it is recognized after babyhood. A single undescended test can influence the sperm production in the contralateral testis. ...Read more

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Cryptorchidism (Definition)

Is the failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. ...Read more


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If a male child receives chemotherapy, will he be sterile as an adult?

If a male child receives chemotherapy, will he be sterile as an adult?

Infertility: Up to one-third of adults who undergo fertility testing after having been treated for cancer in childhood or adolescence have suspected infertility. Patients and their parents should be counseled about the possibility of infertility and about fertility-preserving measures. ...Read more

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Can a man be infertile if he surgically had his testes drop after birth?

Can a man be infertile if he surgically had his testes drop after birth?

Possible: Testicles are housed in the scrotum because sperm production requires a temperature a few degrees lower than the body. Undescended testicles that are not brought into the scrotum from a young age will not produce sperm. Even with surgical correction, higher rates of infertility are seen. ...Read more

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Can undescended testis with hernia become stable in scrotum for a minute after defecate or coughing?

Can undescended testis with hernia become stable in scrotum for a minute  after defecate or coughing?

Here are some ...: Defecation & coughing increase the pressure inside the abdominal cavity, and in turn results in inguinal bulging of inguinal hernia. To testis, its movement at defecation and coughing may vary among individuals depending on the amount of cremasteric muscles and resulting in retracting back further into inguinal canal. But by definition, undescended testis is supposed inside inguinal canal. So, ask ...Read more

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Can males be sterile by having antibodies to their own sperm?

Can males be sterile by having antibodies to their own sperm?

Yes: Yes sperm antibodies can cause a form of infertility by autoimmune response, but there are ways around this. An infertility specialist is the best to manage this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?

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 more

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Can an undescended testical drop to the scrotum safely when you are 20 years?

Can an undescended testical drop to the scrotum safely when you are 20 years?

No,...: A true undescended testis would not drop after childhood. Spontaneous descending of undescended testis after birth usually occurs by age 1-2 year; beyond that time, retractile testis may elude and confuse patients or doctors as a true undescended. So, seek evaluation & counseling to solve the uncertainty. To have the things for good care done, go to http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Single testicle removed after orchidectomy from inguinal canal at age 20will it be able to father a child?

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Single testicle  removed after orchidectomy from inguinal canal at age  20will it be able to father a child?

Only need one . . .: We're put together with a lot of redundancy. Two lungs. Two eyes. Two ears. Two kidneys. Two testicles. Which isn't to say that we should start selling body parts. Just that if we ever find ourselves w/o any of these paired organs, we can still press on. In the case of a single testicle, we'll still produce same amount of sperm & testosterone, enough to impregnate an ovulating female. ...Read more

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After undescended testicle surgery in adult hood the person can be a father?

After undescended testicle surgery in adult hood the person can be a father?

Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count. ...Read more

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What happen if an undescended testis is not treated until the age 30 years or older?

What happen if an undescended testis is not treated until the age 30 years or older?

Fibrosis: Depending on the location of the testis, a truly undescended testis left untreated will lose its sperm producing capability. The testis is also at risk for tumors. See your urologist to discuss the merits of surgical treatment. ...Read more

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If testicles are exposed to xrays will infertility follow?

If testicles are exposed to xrays will infertility follow?

Usually not: Under normal circumstances no problems will occur. The radiation would need to be excessive or repeated over time to potentially have an significant effect. ...Read more

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Had a microsurgical varicocelectomy to help improve sperm parameters. Would I be able to tell if was accidental artery ligation of testicular artery?

Had a microsurgical varicocelectomy to help improve sperm parameters. Would I be able to tell if was accidental artery ligation of testicular artery?

Possibly: Ligation of testicular artery is usually not a problem with laparoscopic or high retroperoneal techniques. However microsurgical varicocelectomy is pergrformed much lower and collateral blood supply might be a problem. You would likely see some testicular atrophy(shrinkage) if blood supply to testis is compromised. Also, surgeon used loope or miroscope to optimally visualize vessels during surgery ...Read more

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While doing circumcision surgery for 25 yr old person, will anasthetic injection be given to glans or foreskin?

While doing circumcision surgery for 25 yr old person, will anasthetic injection be given to glans or foreskin?

See below: Local anesthesia will be used in what is called a penile block at the base of the penis. This is supplemented by IV sedation or general anesthesia depending on your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can person with testicle hernia still be able to ejaculate semen in his sleep?

Can person with testicle hernia still be able to ejaculate semen in his sleep?

Yes: Ejaculation, passage of sperm from testicle & semen production are unaffected by a hernia. Would be good to have hernia, if still present, repaired if U can. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure ?

Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure ?

Yes: It is generally possible to recover live sperm form a man post-vasectomy. There often is not enough to use for an iui, though, so ivf may be needed. ...Read more