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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?
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Men with one testicle have normal sperm production and fertility.
I am concerned about the undescended testicle, however. Undescended testicles should be surgically corrected, early in life to preserve the testicle's function; more importantly, to decrease the risk of testicular cancer. If the testes hasn't descended after 1 year of age, see a peds urologist or surgeon.

In brief: Yes
Men with one testicle have normal sperm production and fertility.
I am concerned about the undescended testicle, however. Undescended testicles should be surgically corrected, early in life to preserve the testicle's function; more importantly, to decrease the risk of testicular cancer. If the testes hasn't descended after 1 year of age, see a peds urologist or surgeon.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is no indication to the contrary.

In brief: Yes
There is no indication to the contrary.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Yes
Testosterone is produced by the leydig cells in the testes.
Production is controlled by hormones (gonatropin-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone & follicle-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland. If testosterone levels are low, increased secretion of these hormones will stimulate more production. Of note, the child should undergo orchidopexy for his undescended testicle.

In brief: Yes
Testosterone is produced by the leydig cells in the testes.
Production is controlled by hormones (gonatropin-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone & follicle-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland. If testosterone levels are low, increased secretion of these hormones will stimulate more production. Of note, the child should undergo orchidopexy for his undescended testicle.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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