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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience in 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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
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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 in 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
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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 in 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends on location: At your age not worth doing anything if testis is palpable ; doesn't bother you. Worth removing, with or without placement of testicular prosthesis if ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Testicle: If there is no pain or other problem, at age 39 nothing needs to be done. If anything needs to be done is removal..

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