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.

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How do you treat an undescended testicle?

Orchiopexy. If the testis is truly undescended (not retractile), then an orchiopexy should be performed. It is generally done through a small groin incision with an additional incision in the scrotum. It is very well tolerated in small children with minimal pain and rapid recovery. It is most commonly performed around 1 year old. If the testis is abdominal a laparascopic approach may be utilized. Read more...
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...

Is the size of an undescended testicle abnormal?

Yes often smaller. Undescended testes tend to be smaller that fully descended testes. Diminution in size is also related to how high the udt is located & how long it has been there. Intrabdominal udts are the furthest from normal position & tend to be the smallest. Read more...
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...

Anyone have experience with undescended testicle?

Urologists. Surgery for undescended testis, or cryptorchidism, can be performed by pediatric surgeons or urologists. I recommend consulting a urologist since they usually have more experience and can follow those patients that do not need immediate surgery. The age of the patient is an important consideration, since the risk of cancer is greatest after puberty. Read more...
?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...

Can I have children if I have an undescended testicle?

Likely yes. Highly likely provided the other testis is fully descended. Less likely if both testes are undescended and highly unlikely if both testes are undescended and above the pubic bone. Assisted fertility techniques such as iui, ivf or icsi can be used to enhance fertility.If necessary. Fortunately, unilateral udt is much more common than bilateral and fertility is usually not severely impaired. 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 more...

Can you have kids if you have an undescended testicle?

Yes. Although, is it truly undescended or is it retractile? A true undescended testicle carries an increased risk for cancer. It should be moved into the scrotum. Read more...
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...

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...

Don't know what I should do with my undescended testicle?

Depends on location. At your age not worth doing anything if testis is palpable ; doesn't bother you. Worth removing, with or without placement of testicular prosthesis if causing pain or discomfort. 1 testis will suffice for both testosterone ; sperm production. Undescended testis at age 26 years won't produce sperm. Consider minimally invasive laparoscopic removal of testis if intra-abdominal to avoid cancer risk. Read more...

What to do if a repaired undescended testicle is reascending?

Testicle. If there is no pain or other problem, at age 39 nothing needs to be done. If anything needs to be done is removal.. Read more...
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...

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...