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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: cryptorchidism

 sathiskumarmsk - Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:20 am

i had been affected by cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) until age of 13. I have a question.I want to know whether it will affect my normal life.i had that problem naturally. At age 13 they made a surgery to recover but i don't know further details about it. i think they must have removed one testicle.
should i inform my future life partner about it?...

Thank you ..
P.S: i am not a native english speaker
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue May 26, 2009 6:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
Sometimes undescended testicles result in fertility problems, but not necessarily. For this reason, telling your partner might not hurt, If childbearing is a significant goal for your partner this may make a difference or affect the relationship. Sometimes surgery reveals that one testicle is missing so it is possible that this is what occurred in your case rather than one being removed. This is not serious as one can function just fine.

There is a slightly higher risk of testicular cancer in men who have had this condition. You would want to be in touch with your doctor about the advisability of screening for this.

Best wishes.

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