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Will An 18 Yo 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See endocrinologist: If teen-age or older. Urologist if younger. Both testes should be in the scrotum by age 6-months if subject was full-term at birth & by 1 year if born premature. No facial hair as an adult, suggests an endocrine problem which needs to be looked into & treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Fertility rates in men with a history of treated or untreated testicular maldescent are generally lower than men without such problems. However, with unilateral undescended testis, fertility is very close to normal. If both testes are affected, the fertility rate is considerably lower, but fertility can be increased with assisted reproductive techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So i had undescended testes until i was about 11 years old and i don't know if its related but I have a small penis is there anything that i can do?
See Urologist timely: Without examining the patient, it would be hard to come up a sensible coherent dx. So, go to see urologist if possible or a regular doc for evaluation, although bilateral undescended testes may lead to testicular atrophy in both testes, affecting sperm production, but usually not testosterone secretion. So, it wouldn't be related with small penis. ...Read more
Possibly: Undescended testes, regardless of when they are surgically delivered into the scrotum, are abnormal testes and would not be expected to have "normal" spermatogenesis. Consequently, the fertility associated with these is less than normal testes. When 1 testicle is undescended & the other is normal, no significant difference in overall fertility would be anticipated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
Bilateral undescended testes. No pre-op exams, is that normal? How do I know there will not be an allergic reaction to anesthesia? Will he wake up?
Trust ur doctors: Most of the time no need for pre-op exams, anesthesiologist would ask for if they think the case is warranted, otherwise, they wil do their assessment before the surgery, please ask the anesthesiologist any questions when he/she sees your son while doing the pre-op assessment, goodluck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer