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A 31-year-old male asked:

Recently 2 days back our pediatrics during 4 month wellness child checkup, found that our boy's left testicle is very small. dr ordered ultrasound and the report was "left testicle atrophic". he just talked over phone gave us this news. our life is comple

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Right Side OK?: Did he say much about the right side? That is going to be important. I am sorry to hear this, but if the right testicle is normal, then I don't think there is anything to be concerned with. Followup with a call or visit to your pediatrician to clarify the ramifications of this!
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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Atrophic Testicle: This will have no clinical significance. Sometimes there is an intra utero torsion ( ie. the testicle gets twisted during development). Many men are born with one testicle and they go on to have a normal life and children. Sperm production is completely normal in the other testicle. Hope this helps. :)
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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Ateophy: This condition though rare occurs from decrease blood supply to the testicle usually in your son's case started when he was still in the womb, take your child to a pediatric urologist , all the best
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