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I am 40 years old and I have one twice the size of

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I am 40 years old and I have one testicle twice the size of the other. My girlfriend and I want children and have been trying for 6 months. My girlfriend is 38. Could I be infertile? I have had no problems in the past with infections or any problems that may affect my fertility.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--has a doctor ever remarked on the large testicle and have you ever had an ultrasound on it? Also--have you had any fertility tests for your sperm count and sperm motility, and has your girlfriend been checked for her possible infertility?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No. Girlfriend has been checked and no problems found

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Brian--probably nothing wrong with the enlarged testicle especially since you've had it for so long. Even if there were a problem with it, the other testicle, if it were normal, would still allow you to be fertile. That said, you should have a sperm fertility screen and testosterone levels checked. If those are normal, it could be that mother nature just hasn't been on your side and if you just continue to try to conceive it will happen eventually--sometimes that can take quite some time
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