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A 47-year-old member asked:

will having a undescended left testicle hinder the growth of my son's penis?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Chiang
Pediatric Urology 20 years experience
No: The main concern regarding an undescended testicle is having an increased chance of testicular cancer during puberty and beyond. It is still extremely rare in itself. There is also the chance for fertility issues but with a normal other testicle this also shouldn't be an issue. We would recommend bringing the testicle down into the scrotum the earlier the better to decrease these possibilities.
Dr. Janet Meller
Pediatric Surgery 41 years experience
No: Undescended testes can lose spermatic function and have an increased risk of developing a malignancy.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Should not have any effect on penile size, and op nly the slightest effect on future fertility. Hope the orchidopexy surgery was or will be successful.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Not likely: An undescended testis if untreated affects primarily fertility and not development of penis. It also raises risk of cancer , susecptibility to trauma among other things.

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A 42-year-old female asked:

My son had small bumps in his face-chicken bumps as they call.Is there any cream to apply to treat it.?

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More info: "chicken bumps" are more commonly seen on the arms and legs and do well with cod liver oil (orally). On the face...Depends on the age. If a newborn is one thing. Older children i would want to see the rash before offering suggestions. In general there is a great cream..Called schmoove. Can be ordered from maker. Check it out at www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals.
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Rash on my inner thighs but will not go on my penis! itches really bad. When scratched, area becomes very dry!?

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Dr. Ish Rawal
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