If a guy had an undescended testicle, and had surgery during childhood, would that have an impact on the overall size of the testicle in adulthood?
I feel dumb for even asking the question, but for years I always thought that my OH just had small testicles. Then, after having a bit of a "furtle" around one day, I realised that he has a smallish testicle and a real tiny testicle. He's very sensitive about the subject, and all I know is that he had an operation during childhood.
In fact, I don't think he even knows what operation he had, just that he had some kind of minor surgery in the genital area.
A few months ago his Mom brought up the subject of the surgery, and OH went crazy at her, so she promised to tell me when he's not around. But as she lives 300 miles away, catching up is difficult!
I may be putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5, but from what I read of undescended testicles, it affects 30% of premature born boys. OH was born 9 wks early. So it's got me wondering.
i think it would make sense especially if they didn't do the surgery till he was 14....the tissue would have atrophied and not grown so they probably would be smaller...I'm glad that he is open to a SA if nothing happens in a few months
yeah :-) i guess we will just wait and see now. at least i know about it before we even start so we don't get too wound up if nothing happens when we ttc normaly!
i'm guessing that if they were left in his abdomen for that lengh of time there will be at least some damage done, but i wouldnt be suprised if he he's completly azoospermic
has undescended testicles, they were not noticed when he was a child, and they only found out about them when he was 14 and in a lot of pain with his abdomen.
it was on both sides.
I don't think he even relises what effect this might have had on his fertility and I only found out yesterday when someone else was telling me about thir ivf.
has anyone elses oh, or dh got this? and will we ever have children? feeling a bit low right now
My OH had undescended testicules n they were both corrected at 6 years old
When he did a sa he was told they was zero sperm n 2nd sa they was a few non motile sperms!
He's going thru some more tests n we were told by his andrologist that undescended testes r the reason for his zero sperms!
Our only option to conceive is via IVF/ICSI with a sperm surgical retrieval but we were also told that they might not find anything during the SSR or they might not be good sperms and to start thinking abt using a donor!
We will not think abt the latter until we hv exhausted all options!
Hope n pray for u that yr OH sample is not as bad! It's the hardest thing to ever deal with but i kind of got used to it now n my thinking is whatever will b will b! N it's Not OH fault n no one is to blame!
My husband had undefended testicles that were corrected when he was about 2. This unforunately has caused all our problems. He has no sperm and what he has got are dead. He has one normal testicle and one that s smaller this one is not fully formed and therefore doesn't function. We have come to a stand still because I am overweight but I wish they would look into whether they can correct his problem that way we maybe wouldn't need ivf. If they can repair the damage to the tube or free up the blockage. They haven't even looked at him all they have done is a sa. I have had loads of invasive tests and now it's on me to loose weight, I can't understand why they aren't looking into my husbands problem more. It is so frustrating.
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