Fertility - Infertility

Cryptorchidism

Cryptorchidism is the congenital abnormality in which the testicle has not descended into the scrotum.

Testicles are formed in the fetal abdomen and migrate through the groin into the scrotum in the 6th month of pregnancy. If this doen’t happen, cryptorchidism appears.

Cryptorchidism due to testicular overheating (temperature> 34 ° C) when the testis is outside the scrotum, causes atrophy of the cells that produce the spermatozoa. Testicular overheating also increases the incidence of malignant tumors. For these reasons, in case of persistent cryptorchidism, it is preferable to operate in a young age (about 1.5 years old). It has been shown that men who haven’t performed a surgery till the age of two, show problems with the quality of semen in their adult life.

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