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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does every male testicals hang outside the body? if not why?

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Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: The testicles form in the inguinal canal and usually descend before birth, some males - especially preemies - are born with undescended testicles; usually they come down by 9 months of age. When they do not descend surgery to keep the testicle in the scrotum can improve fertility and decrease changes of testicular cancer. When exposed to cold testicles draw back up, but are still considered to be.

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Last updated Mar 4, 2014

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