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What are the symptoms of an undescended testicle?

What are the symptoms of an undescended testicle?

Not at scrotal base: An undescended does not reach base of scrotum & can be high in the scrotum, groin, next to scroyum, above penis or non palpable in the inguinal canal or abdomen. Usually free of symptoms or occasional vague feeling of groin discomfort. Groin swelling from companion inguinal hernia can occur. Undescended are at increased risk of torsion which would result in severe and acute groin pain. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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

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What is the definition or description of: undescended testicle repair?

What is the definition or description of: undescended testicle repair?

See below: Repair consists of a small inguinal incision, dissection of the spermatic cord from the surrounding attachments, ligation of a hernia if one is present and placement of the testicle in the scrotum in such a manner as to prevent its retraction. A small second incision is placed over the scrotum. Exceptions occur in up to 10% of the cases from the above description. ...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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Undescended testicle question. How long do you wait for the baby's testicle to come down?

6 months: If baby was full term. Hopefully before age one year. Up to one-year if born premature. Some testicles appear to reascend, these should be brought down as soon as they appear incompletely descended. General urologists may feel uncomfortable operating on babies in which case see a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Undescended testicle pose any cancer risk?

Undescended testicle pose any cancer risk?

Slight: Increased risk is primarily with intra-abdominal udts. Most quoted risk in literature for intra-abdominal udts is 1:15 or 4%. Risk cancer in low inguinal udts is minimal. Risk for high inguinal is inbetween. 1 in 6 patients who have unilateral udt ; develop testicular cancer have it in the descended testis. Advise all undescended testes be brought down far enough to be palpable in case of cancer. ...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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Anyone have experience with undescended testicle?

Anyone have experience with undescended testicle?

?pts age??: Approach to undescended testis has gradually become more aggressive over the past 3 decades as data show the negative effect letting it stay in the abdomen have on fertility or the opposite testis.Locating & bringing it down if possible by 6m to 1y is common with a trend toward earlier surgery.Those found high in the scrotum or canal at birth are generally watched ...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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Dr. Craig Smith
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Undescended Testicle (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more