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Old 12-19-2001, 01:25 PM   #1
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born with problem

I gotta bit of a problem. i was born with only one testicle. I assume that this isn't very common. Since then, I had an operation when i was 7 to see if they could find it (didn't really undestand at the time). No one really told me any thing. Can any one tel me how common this is, and will it affect the chances of my being infertile. Thanks

 
Old 12-19-2001, 01:38 PM   #2
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Re: born with problem

It is not common but it is not uncommon either. It happens and although I'm not an expert, I don't think it raises your chances of being infertile. You should not have a problem conceiving children.
As far as how it looks, don't worry, most women probably won't think it's a big deal. They may not even notice.

 
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Old 12-19-2001, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: born with problem

thanks for ur feedback ana. ne1 else got nething to add?
thanks

 
Old 12-19-2001, 03:22 PM   #4
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I suspect that it'll impact your fertility a bit, but remember, it only takes one of those little buggers to do the job so try not to worry about that. That must be tough to deal with though in terms of how you feel about being "different" than others in that department. I hope you don't take alot of grief for that, you didn't do anything to have this happen and neither did anyone else. I do believe that there is some surgery that can be done to implant a "fake" so that appearances are OK and you don't have to deal with that piece of this terrible thing. Welcome to the boards and take care!

 
Old 12-19-2001, 04:23 PM   #5
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thanks fot the reply.
noone knows really, just very close family, still i manage. I never talk about it to anyone, far too embarassing. Is there really much point in having a fake implanted? i mean, if i got married, then i'd have to tell her any way, and she would be the only person able to tell.
still, thanks very much for your feedback

 
Old 12-19-2001, 04:25 PM   #6
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oh yeah, and has any one else ever heard of any one with this problem before. I'm just trying to work out how common it is. I looked all over the internet and i couldnt find anything about it anywhere. Not even what it's medical term is.
oh well, thanks

 
Old 12-19-2001, 06:18 PM   #7
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Re: born with problem

Howdy:
I was born with one testicle; later a small one dropped down. I have a son; there was no problem getting my wife pregnant.
When dating in college, no girl commented on the number or size of my testicles. Girls are more inerested in the guy.
Good luck.

 
Old 12-20-2001, 03:26 AM   #8
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I only brought up the "fake" one in case you were having difficulty etc. There really is no reason to have one, and you're right....you'll have to let any significant other know what's going on and how you deal with it.

 
Old 12-20-2001, 04:46 AM   #9
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I think the proper term is just undescended testicle. My brother lost a testicle later through torsion. He had problems with fertility later but that was mainly due to another condition. His girlfriend at the time jokingly called him "lefty" that was just a private joke between them. I heard about it much later. He never felt the need for a fake.

 
Old 12-21-2001, 09:58 PM   #10
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Just a personal suggestion:

As a girl, if I were about to be intimate with you for the first time, I would want to KNOW about something like that. I wouldn't find it a turn-off at all, but I would be really uncomfortable if we just started getting it on and you didn't say anything about it. I would be thinking the whole time "should I just pretend it's normal or should I bring it up so he knows it's okay?" I think by getting it out in the open, it would relieve any fears YOU have and would relieve the girl from not knowing how to handle it. That's just my personal suggestion....I don't think any chicks are going to get grossed out by it or anything.

 
Old 12-28-2001, 04:39 PM   #11
 
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Re: born with problem

When I was 14 some older dudes tied me up and crushed my left testicle and almost destroyed the right one. I'm now 24 and married and have a son. My sperm count is about 50% of normal. But it only takes one. During the school years it was very embarassing and I was picked on by eveyone in my gym class. Some even tried to kick the only ball I had left.
Keep smiling and get a sperm count. That is the only answer to your question.

 
Old 12-29-2001, 01:16 PM   #12
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Re: born with problem

hmm
thanks for all those replies
it's nice to kno i'm not the only guy like this out there <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
thanks again, and keep em the replies comin

 
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