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I am 22 years of age i have undescended testicle above my penis on the left ...will orchiopexy surgery clears it .i doubt both are not same size ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

NO at your age: Orchiopexy is helpful in young children only , how ever if it is at upper scrotum , same size as other testicle could be saved , other wise removal is advised as it has slightly higher incidence of malignancy , speak to your doctor.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Syed Tahir answered

Specializes in Surgery

Consult Urologist: Undescended testis have high chances of testicular cancer so consult a urologist.

Answered 9/30/2013

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Hard to say: Surgery may or may not be able to bring the testis down if its blood supply will not allow the extra distance. If it does, it will be available for self exam all men should do.It may not be the same size but still supply good swimmers.You may need to consider removal of the undescended one with placement of an inert implant.

Answered 11/17/2013

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