An undescended testicle occurs in about 3 percent of full-term baby boys but in as many as 45 percent of boys born prematurely, explains Dr. Matthew Mason, a pediatric urologist at Upstate University Hospital.

The reasons why one testicle, or occasionally both, does not find its way to the scrotum are unclear, he says, noting that pediatricians check for this problem in well-child visits. Mason describes aspects of the condition and possible complications, such as reduced fertility and testicular cancer, as well as treatment options in this week’s episode.

This week: how lubricants affect fertility

Mar 14, 2014
Upstate University Hospital

Couples trying to conceive may be surprised to learn that many sexual lubricants act as spermicides, reducing their changes of pregnancy.

Several commercial products and household oils are harmful to sperm and can slow the movement of sperm, according to a study conducted through the andrology laboratory at Upstate Medical University. We'll discuss the study and it's implications with the director of andrology services, Kazim Chohan, and Dr. Renee Mestad.

Then, Dr. Antonia Culebras explains how to reduce stroke risk for people with irregular heartbeats.