Testicular torsion, am I infertile?

At the age of 22 I had testicular torsion, sunsequently losing my right testicle. At the time of the surgery the right testicle was saved but then later died. I'm just wondering if this has had a negative effect on my left testicle. I have been trying to conceive for about 10 months now and I'm now really worried that I may be infertile due having one testicle. My partner did have a contraceptive implant for about 1 and a half years - does this effect it in any way?  

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

This is very easy to investigate. I advise to book a semen analysis to check your sperm quality. Infertility itself is quite a complex issue. I would recommend to book it in the frame of Fertility MOT which comes with the necessary basic tests and a 30 minute consultation with a doctor.

This is something we'd be happy to help you with. If you are interested in booking this appointment with us, please telephone our team on 0161 300 2737.