Only Have 1 Testicle, Can It Still Function Normally?

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mlm. want to ask. what if only one testicle. then the other one appears in the form of a lump. can it still function normally?

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The testes are one of the reproductive organs in men which functions to produce and store sperm and produce the hormone testosterone. Normally men have a pair of testicles covered by a wrap called the scrotum. However, there are several conditions that cause a male to only have 1 testicle or this condition is called monorchism.

The condition of men who have only one testicle is usually a congenital condition where there is a developmental disorder while still an embryo. However, some of these conditions can cause a man to have 1 testicle:

Cryptoscism: a condition in which one testicle does not descend into the scrotum at birth. The testes grow in the abdominal cavity (abdomen) when the fetus develops in the womb. Usually occurs in premature babies but within 3-6 months if the testes are still not descended, surgery will usually be performed if the testicles have not entered the scrotum by 6 months of age. One testicle that disappears during development or is called a vanishing testis orchiectomy or removal of one testicle, this procedure is a surgical procedure for surgical removal of the testicles due to certain conditions such as severe injury resulting in damage, untreated testicular torsion, testicular tumors. Have one testicle, and if the testis is in good condition, the sperm quality will still be good but the sperm count will be less than that of men who have one testicle. Therefore you should not have to worry about having one testicle still functioning as a normal reproductive organ.

Do you mean a lump on the scrotum? namely the bag wrapping the testicles or also known as testicles. If you mean a lump in the scrotum, it can be caused by various possibilities, namely:

A hydrocele is when the scrotum or scrotum is filled with fluid that surrounds the testicles. Varicocele is an inflammation of the blood vessels in the scrotum. Inguinal hernia, namely protrusion or sticking out of organs in the stomach such as the intestines towards the genitals so that a lump appears in the scrotum (scrotum). Testicular tumors can be benign or malignant tumors (testicular cancer). You also need to do an immediate physical examination, as well as some additional tests if needed. Therefore, if there are problems or symptoms that lead to the testicular organs, do not hesitate to consult a urologist immediately. So that the earlier the cause is known, the faster handling will be so that the cure rate will also be higher.

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