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Can cryptorchidism cause azoospermia?

By Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 02/28/2022

Cryptorchidism is the incomplete descent of one or both testicles through the inguinal canal, which causes the testicles to be subjected to a higher temperature than the one existing in the scrotal sac. This increase in temperature negatively affects sperm production.

 Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla.
License: 4117294
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla. License: 4117294.