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Hi I have a question thats been kind of bothering me latley. My boyfriend rescently went to the doctor for an undesended testical. The doctor told him that it seemed to have vanished and it look as if it would be alright since its been that way all his life. My question is can my boyfriend and I have children ? And is having only one testical something to worry about ?

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replied August 20th, 2007
Mens Conditions Answer A3207
There are 4 possibile reasons for an undescended testical :

1. One testicle is missing (unilateral anorchia) – this is a congenital anomaly with unknown cause;

2. The testis are in the wrong place (ectopio testis) – this occurs when the testis passes the inguinal canal during the testicles’ descension. Perhaps one testicle settled in another position instead of the scrotum. This incorrect "settlement" could be located in the inguinal region under the skin, near the anal opening, at the base of the penis, in the pelvis or in the leg;

3. Non-descendant testicle (cryptorchismus) –the testicle stopped somewhere on its way during descending and didn’t reach the scrotum;

4. Retracted testis (testis retrahens) – the testicle is pulled up by its funicular tie. This is especially manifested during cold weather and physical activity. Warmness can cause pulling down of the testis into the scrotum.

If a testicle does not descend (spontaneously or surgically) into the scrotum up to 5th year of boy’s life function of that testicle might be lost completely. It may be too late for your boyfriend’s testicle. At this time, his fertilization ability depends upon the functionality of the other testis. You can request a sperm analyses (spermogram) to test your boyfriend’s fertility and ability to create sperm.

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