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anyone have experience with undescended testicle?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Urologists.: Surgery for undescended testis, or cryptorchidism, can be performed by pediatric surgeons or urologists. I recommend consulting a urologist since they usually have more experience and can follow those patients that do not need immediate surgery. The age of the patient is an important consideration, since the risk of cancer is greatest after puberty.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
?pts age??: Approach to undescended testis has gradually become more aggressive over the past 3 decades as data show the negative effect letting it stay in the abdomen have on fertility or the opposite testis.Locating & bringing it down if possible by 6m to 1y is common with a trend toward earlier surgery.Those found high in the scrotum or canal at birth are generally watched

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