This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Absent vas deferens||0012873|
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal renal morphology||
Abnormally shaped kidney
Kidney structure issue
Structural kidney abnormalities[ more ]
Low sperm count
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Absent sperm in semen
If you need medical advice, you can look for doctors or other healthcare professionals who have experience with this disease. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.
If you can’t find a specialist in your local area, try contacting national or international specialists. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. Some specialists may be willing to consult with you or your local doctors over the phone or by email if you can't travel to them for care.
You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist. We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
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If a man is diagnosed with CBAVD and is looking to father a child with his wife through in vitro fertilization, how important is it to find out if the CBAVD was caused by a mutation in the CFTR gene? How much of an increased risk is there to have a child with cystic fibrosis when CBAVD is caused by a CFTR mutation? See answer
Our 34-year-old son was diagnosed with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) resulting from the CFTR mutation. We also have another 31-year-old son and are concerned that he might be affected as well. Is either myself or my husband a carrier? Should we seek medical advice regarding these possibilities? See answer