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Hello doctor am now 27 with undescended testicle and am afraid of surgery.Now am going to get married can ihav children?

Hello doctor am now 27 with undescended testicle and am afraid of surgery.Now am going to get married can ihav children?

See a Urologist!!: It is still possible for you to have children, but you should see a urologist. Having an undescended testicle increases your risk for testicular cancer. Surgery for undescended testis is usually recommended and a lot less scary than cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cryptorchidism (Definition)

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


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Can you give me more info on experience with undescended testicle surgery?

Can you give me more info on experience with undescended testicle surgery?

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

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What are the risks involved with undescended testicle surgery?

What are the risks involved with undescended testicle surgery?

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 more

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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?

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

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After undescended testicle surgery in adult hood the person can be a father?

After undescended testicle surgery in adult hood the person can be a father?

Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count. ...Read more

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Can I get testicleaned torsion in the testi I had undescended testicle surgery in?

Can I get testicleaned torsion in the testi I had undescended testicle surgery in?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can I have children if I have an undescended testicle?

Can I have children if I have an undescended testicle?

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 more

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Can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

Can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count. ...Read more

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Help please! is being an undescended testicle man can affect my future child from being normal?

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

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Undescended testicle question? If you didn't get it out when a child, should it be removed as an adult?

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 more

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If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?

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 more

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My 2 year old son recently had surgery for an undescended testicle. After the surgery the consultant said he retracted his foreskin as it?

My 2 year old son recently had surgery for an undescended testicle. After the surgery the consultant said he retracted his foreskin as it?

???????????????: As written, your post does not have an identifiable question. Perhaps it was cut off. You are welcome to start over. Please proof read before you post. ...Read more

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How do you treat an undescended testicle?

How do you treat an undescended testicle?

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 more

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Is the size of an undescended testicle abnormal?

Is the size of an undescended testicle abnormal?

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 more

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What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

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

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What to do if a repaired undescended testicle is reascending?

Consult urologist: Secondary reascent is known complication of orchidopexy surgery. Might be worth fixing again, although won't affect fertility at your age. Would be more cosmetic than functional. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Undescended testicle?

What is the definition or description of: Undescended testicle?

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

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Undescended testicle can it cause oligospermia?

Undescended testicle can it cause oligospermia?

Well...: The answer is YES, but more important, is that an undescended testis (if it is really undescended) is more at risk to develop cancer, so it is customary to have it removed. Please Consult with a UROLOGIST soon! ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

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


Dr. Craig Smith
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Undescended Testicle (Definition)

A testicle that hasn't moved into its proper position in the bag of skin ...Read more