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My son is 1yr old. At his checkup, his doctor had to search for his testicles in his groin. He brought testicles down to his scrotum. Undescended?
Here are some...: If the "missing" testicle could be easily and manually manipulated from inguinal region down to the scrotum, his such testicle is called retractile, not undescended testicle, which is worthwhile to just watch and see for at least additional 6 months if you and doctor can reliably collaborate. If not or not evolving as expected, bring it down surgically (orchiopexy) by skillful surgeon, More? see.. ...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
Typicaly - Yes: You are worried about hair on the genitals as a sign of premature puberty. If his height, weight and other developmental parameters are normal, than premature puberty is not a worry. However, if you notice significant hair under his arms, change in voice or any other concerns, please bring this to the attention of you pediatrician soon. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has been operated last year for undescendent testis his rt. testis is large in comparision to left is he has cancer of testis?
Yes: Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. On average, boys begin puberty at ages 11–12. And usually complete puberty by ages 16–17. Pubic hair often appears on a boy shortly after the genitalia begin to grow and first appears at the base of the penis. ...Read more
My partner has several purple marks near his testicles which were boils but now he has a lump in his testicle?
See a urologist: This should be examined as early as possible by a urologist. They have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat this condition as necessary. It may turn out to be nothing serious, but the reverse is also possible. Please do not delay. ...Read more
My 13 year old son says one testicle is bigger than the other and he has very small hairs above his scrotum is he going through puberty?
Puberty: Yes, and testicles can vary in size as long as they feel normal otherwise. ...Read more
Gravity: Congratulations on knowing the comparison between your boyfriends anatomy and others. Gravity works on this system as well as other parts of the body and the low hang is due to gradual lengthening of the suspensory ligaments over time. This is not a problem. ...Read more
My son saw pediatrician today .11 yr old annual. He says he feels a cluster of "spaghetti "in his left testicle. Thoughts?
Here are some ...: About 10-20% of adult males have some degree of varicocele with 90% on left side and some 10% on both sides, which usually poses no clinical significance, but for adolescent males, watching for possible ipsilateral testicular atrophy is recommended; if present, prophylactic varicocelectomy may be advised although some controversy does exist. So, see urologist for confirmation and counseling timely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks ...Read more
My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head . He functions normal otherwise please help?
Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more
Hard to tell...: "jumping in his sleep" usually means a child moves around a lot in his sleep. That happens in many kids, but can happen more often if he had a rough day (got poked a few times). "since he had his 1 year old shots" doesn't say how long after the shots (1 day, 1 month, 1 year, etc.), so it is hard to tell if anything is related to getting poked. If related, maybe the legs are sore or he is dreaming. ...Read more