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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?
Cryptorchidism is also known as Undescended testicle. 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
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
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 ?
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
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
Undescended testicle question? If you didn't get it out when a child, should it be removed as an adult?
Yes: Testcles are not meant to be in the abdomen since testicular tissue may become malignant exposed to high temperature of abdominal cavity. ...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
Testicles in males develop in abdomen and descend into the scrotum shortly before birth. An undescended testicle is not functional because the temperature in the abdomen is too hot for sperm production. Furthermore, males with undescended testicles are at increased ...Read more
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