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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have a single undescended testicle. this has been since birth. i frequently went to a pediatrician as a child who would check up but haven't been checked on after 8 years of age. is this a serious issue? i have a testicular us scheduled next month?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
If a true undescended testis has not come down on its own or been surgically relocated before 2, the testis if present is a problem. The ultrasound can locate it in the abdomen, or there may not be one. If it is in the abdomen you would likely just have it removed as moving it down would be difficult. If memory serves me right, an abdominal testis has higher risks of cancer.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Undescended testicle can be classified as abdominal(non palpable) or inguinal (gliding). Congenital undescended testicle should be treated surgically no later than 15 months of age to prevent long term consequences, infertility, testicular malignancy, and torsion.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Nothing we can do about the past. It is urgent that you must see a Urologist right away- even before the ultrasound. Good luck
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A 26-year-old male asked:
26yrs old. I have a mild testicular pain in my left testicle since morning. Now it's 7pm, still it's there. Checked for swelling. It's a bit larger than the right, but i think that's how it's always been. Not sure if it's swollen. I don't think so?
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Last updated Mar 17, 2023

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