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Can retractile testis move back and forth between scrotum and abdomen or it will only move between scrotum and groin area?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Scrotum and groin: Retractile testes travel between the scrotum and groin and vis versa. When they are out of the scrotum, they are in the inguinal canal and can be manually brought down. Or a warm bath may also encourage them to travel back to the scrotum. Some testicles are not descended outside the abdomen and these need to be managed surgically.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Retratile movability widely varies with: most of case up & down between sac and lower half of inguinal canal; few, between sac and upper half of inguinal canal or close to internal inguinal ring; extremely rare way up to the inside of internal inguinal ring. But, all will move down to sac at sleep. Almost all retractile testes will settle down and stay in the sac near or after puberty.

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