Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

is it normal for a corrected undescended testicle to be much smaller than the other

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is usually something wrong in the undescended testicle, related to why it did not descend. It may be smaller, and only partly functional. It als ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Interesting question: I'd first consider it a risk to your own health and fertility. If that testicle remains in your abdomen at has a higher risk of testicular cancer in ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
Orchiopexy: If the testis is truly undescended (not retractile), then an orchiopexy should be performed. It is generally done through a small groin incision with ... Read More
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong place to ask: This is the HT public information site where docs, primarily in the USA answer health questions. You are welcome to use it for that purpose. We have n ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes often smaller: Undescended testes tend to be smaller that fully descended testes. Diminution in size is also related to how high the udt is located & how long it ha ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Urologists.: Surgery for undescended testis, or cryptorchidism, can be performed by pediatric surgeons or urologists. I recommend consulting a urologist since they ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not at scrotal base: An undescended does not reach base of scrotum & can be high in the scrotum, groin, next to scroyum, above penis or non palpable in the inguinal canal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Likely yes: Highly likely provided the other testis is fully descended. Less likely if both testes are undescended and highly unlikely if both testes are undescen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although, is it truly undescended or is it retractile? A true undescended testicle carries an increased risk for cancer. It should be moved into the s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Exact causes unknown: There appear to be many factors:- can be genetic ( e.g. Father may have had same), hormonal ( mother taking estrogens, birth control pill or child con ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month