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cell..testicles but in between the kidneys..conceive

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Could a germ cell tumor cause sterility in a male? The tumor was not in the testicles but in between the kidneys. We were trying to conceive before my husband was diagnosed for a few years. There was no surgery, but chemo later. I know chemo could affect it.



What is your husband's semen report?


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It has never been tested.   Our insurance doesn't cover any fertitity care. I had the history of endrometriosis, 15 years ago though, so I could be the problem.



A germ cell tumor which has not affected the testes, should not be associated with the changes in semen. Though, as you mentioned chemotherapy can affect the sperm counts and their motility. Whenever the fertility issues arise, both the partners should be evaluated. So a semen test which is not very expensive can guide if only one partner needs medical attention or both. Especially with a history of chemotherapy.


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