A new study by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has discovered the potential effects that “Covid-19” can have on male fertility and sexually transmitted diseases.
The researchers examined tissues from the autopsy of six men who died of “Covid-19” infection, and found that the virus was still in their testicles.
They also found “Covid-19” in the testicles of a 28-year-old patient, who was infected with the Coronavirus and recovered without symptoms.
Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at Miller College, said: “We also identified the presence of the virus in a man who underwent a testicular biopsy due to infertility, but had a previous history of” Covid-19 “. So the patient’s examination result was negative and did not appear. He has symptoms after infection with “Covid-19”, but the virus still appears inside the testicles. The result is new and wonderful and definitely deserves further exploration. “
The study continued to wonder about the amount of virus required to be present in the testicles, to be detected in the semen, and which of them could be transmitted through sexual contact.
“I am absolutely sure that about 20 to 30% of men will be affected by some kind of fertility problem in their future,” Ramasamy said.
More research must be done in order to fully understand how testicular tissue responds to “Covid-19”, but this current study is a step forward in understanding the virus better.
And Dr. Ramasamy recommended that men of all ages who have contracted “Covid-19”, and who suffer from testicular pain, see a urologist.
He also explained: “Testicular pain in addition to other symptoms could be a sign of” Covid-19 “infiltration into the testicle, and if men are thinking about fertility and / or low testosterone, either at the present time or in the future, they must assess hormone levels. They have blood testosterone, and sperm parameters determined through semen analysis. ”
Source: New York Post