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Can I lead a normal life with just one testis?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At January 14, 2018
Reviewed AtMay 23, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 25-year-old male. I have only one testis. I have sexual feelings as a normal man would do. I am masturbating about once every week. Will a single testis cause any problem in the future? Recently, I had my first sex with my partner. At that time I was tensed and also had difficulty while penetrating her vagina. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Karthik Rajan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It appears you are having a condition called cryptorchidism in which one of the testes is not present in the scrotum. There could be one of the two possibilities, either your testis has not developed at all or it has developed normally but has failed to move into the scrotum. At your age, if your sexual desire is normal and your secondary sexual characteristics like facial hair, pubic hair growth is normal then your testosterone production is normal. Your reproductive ability will depend on the number of sperms produced by your normal testis. I would suggest you visit your local urologist for a complete evaluation and identify the type of cryptorchidism you have.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Karthik Rajan
Dr. Karthik Rajan


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