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Kids Who Have Had Surgery For Undescended Testicle
Hello doctor am now 27 with undescended testicle and am afraid of surgery.Now am going to get married can ihav children?
The testis develops in the abdomen during fetal life and descends all the way to the scrotum on both sides. Given this long journey, it is not surprising that 3% don't make it at birth. When the testis on one side or the other is non palpable, it is said to be cryptorchid. There is a 5% chance that it did not develop normally or that is atrophied from a loss of blood supply ...Read more
Orchidopexy: Surgery best performed starting 6-months-of-age for a full term infant ; about 9 - 12 months for an ex-premature baby boy. Most performed via small groin incision, high undescended or intra-abdominal testes may be brought down laparoscopically. Lots of information at www.Chp.Edu/chp/orchidopexy+surgery. ...Read more
Fortunately low: Usual surgical risks of bleeding, postoperative hematoma & infection with obese boys at greater risk. Sometimes difficult to place undescended testis low or at base of scrotum. Occasionally testis may atrophy due to impaired blood supply. There is potential risk of "secondary ascent" especially if mothers carry child on their hip after surgery or older boys pressing video game control between legs. Fortunately rate of complications is low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery for my right undescended testicle(orchiopexy) was done late at 13 years of age..i am 21 now..how to find that my testicle is functioning well?
Difficult problem: If that testical is similar in size to the other,you can assume it is healthy & functioning.They can do a doppler ultrasound and verify proper blood flow, but the product of both testis are mixed if you do a simple sperm study.You only need one to work well.One of the reasons for surgery is to get it down where you can monitor it changes that suggest cancer. ...Read more
Virtually impossible: If fixing testicle for undescended testicle should prevent spontaneous testicular twisting since such surgery should generate better fixation of testicle than inborn anatomical attachment inside the sac. So, it is virtually impossible to have torsion after fixing an undescended testicle in early age. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to reach me. Best wish to health... ...Read more
My right undescended testicle was corrected with surgery at the age of 9..now, the size of it is same as left testicle..is it producing testosterone?
Hard to say: You only need one to have a normal testosterone level & have normal fertility.Having it reach a normal size after puberty is a good indicator it should be working normally but without testing it directly it is hard to say & not important enough to try.The benefit for bringing it into normal position is making it available to exam. Undescended testis have a higher risk of testis cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
Probably: It depends if it is truly undescended or retractile . Retractile means it is high up in the scrotum and can be felt this should not cause problems with fertility. If it is truly undescended and can't be felt the undescended teste will probably not produce sperm , but if the other testicle is ok you should have no problem. An undescended testicle should be seen by a physician and repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interesting question: I'd first consider it a risk to your own health and fertility. If that testicle remains in your abdomen at has a higher risk of testicular cancer in your lifetime and can decrease your fertility. Should you escape both issues, any sperm that swims hard enough to do the deed should be normal.The weak ones don't make it. ...Read more
Undescended testicle question? If you didn't get it out when a child, should it be removed as an adult?
Relocation possible: You don't necessarily remove it completely. You cannot monitor it for changes that would suggest cancer if it sits hidden in your abdomen, but it may still provide proper hormonal support for your body.Surgery to relocate to your scrotum may be possible.If not and the other normal testis is in the scrotum it could be removed without harming your system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?
Yes: Children with one testicle as they grow up, they are able to have children without any problems, provided the other testicle is working well. The level of testesteron is less, but it doesn't affect the ability to have babies or secondary sexual characteristics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 2 year old son recently had surgery for an undescended testicle. After the surgery the consultant said he retracted his foreskin as it?
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Orchidopexy surgery: Surgical approach depends upon position of undescended testicle. Intra-abdominal or high intra-canalicular testes are sometimes best managed laparoscopically. However, most undescended testes are brought down by performing an inguinal orchidopexy. Best performed after age-6-months if child was born at term, by one year if born prematurely. Otherwise, soon after diagnosis if diagnosis is made later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A true undescended testicle is usually smaller than a normal testis for the same age. One school of thought believes that the testis does not descend because it is malformed or maldeveloped and that includes size, ductal connections and length of the spermatic cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact causes unknown: There appear to be many factors:- can be genetic ( e.g. Father may have had same), hormonal ( mother taking estrogens, birth control pill or child conceived by ivf, meat sources fed estrogens), prematurity (small premature babies have higher incidence), environmental factors can affect hormones as can nerve activity from the ileo-inguinal nerve. ...Read more
Here are ...: Undescended testicle denotes a testis that does not stay inside the sac or at least below pubic tubercle at relaxation with its best moment at sleep, which are usually congenital (in-born), but may occasionally result from surgery after inguinal or intrascrotal procedures, and not infrequently it may be confused with retractile testis. More? Ask experts. ...Read more
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
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