Do only premature babies have undescended testicles?

No. Undescended testis can be seen in full term children. The crucial part of the exam is whether it is retractile or truly undescended. Current recommendations are to repair undescended testis by the 1st year.
No. Approximately 3% of full-term baby boys have undesended testis at birth. 50 - 65% of these testes descend sponateously over the next 6 months. Up to 30% of premaure baies have undescended testes at birth and again most of these descend spontaneously during their first year. However, overall udts are more common in ex-preemies. Also more common inboys concieved by ivf.
No. Term babies can have an undescended testicle. There is usually something wrong in the undescended testicle, related to why it did not descend. It may be smaller, and only partly functional. It also has a higher chance of cancer. However, preemies with undescended testicles probably have normal testicles but are just born before testicles are supposed to go into the scrotum in the 7th-8th months.

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My 5 month old baby is diagnosed with bilateral nonpalpable undescended testicles. What are the future problems associated. Can he have a baby?

Undescended testicle. The testicles must be found by ultrasound. If it is possible, they will bring at least one of the testicles into the sac and fertility will be maintained. Read more...

Can someone with previously undescended testicles father a child later?

Depends. There are some risks of reduced fertility if abdominal testis are not located & surgically corrected in the first year or so. That said, there are some simple tests that his doctor or urologist can do on the sperm to see if healthy swimmers were present.I would consider him fertile for the time being until someone found evidence he wasn't. Read more...
Mostly yes. Fertility potential after unilateral undescended testicle is very good even if it remains incompletely descended. Fertility rate for bilateral undescended testes is somewhat reduced but better the earlier they were brought down and lower to start with & less if were intraabdominal & later they were brought down. Fertility is totally absent for bilaterally undescended testes remaining undescended. Read more...
Most likely yes. Despite damage to the undescended testicle and often a subclinical anomaly of the contralateral testicle, the majority of men will be fertile. Also, with modern advances in assisted reproduction, most men can father a child. Read more...

What are undescended testicles? What are undescended testicles? Is this common? Is it genetic? What can I do to "fix" it?

Undecended. Usually in children/babies the testes does not come down all the way into scrotum. After a period of time if testes doesn't come down can be brought down surgically. See peds urologist. Read more...

My boyfriend had both undescended testicles surgically fixed when he was 6-8 years old. What's the likelihood he will not conceive?

Low incidence while . Most cases do well. However there is evidence that fertility may decrease with age. Hence it is advisable to raise the family early.It is advisable to get the semen analyzed before raising the family to understand the current status. Read more...
Can't guess. Surgical correction is optimal at less than 12 months, waiting that long could be detrimental to having viable sperm production unless somehow the testes were not fully abdominal for too long. Only way to know is to have a sperm count and fertility evaluation of the ejaculate to find out - go see a Urologist who is a fertility specialist and find out. Read more...

Undescended testicles should be brought down by what age?

6 - 12 months. Recommended age to bring down testicles has gradually descended with time. We know testicle undescended at age 6-months in a previously full-term infant will not descend on its own. Also early pathological changes have been found in in undescended testes by age 1-year, hence rational for early orchidopexy surgery. Ex premature babies can wait till age 1-year.False 2 believe in late descent. Read more...

Can undescended testicles be cured at 19 years old?

Surgically. Although undescended testes can be surgically corrected at any time, the longer they remain in the incorrect location, the lower the chances are that they will make adequate sperm. There is also a risk of malignancy in these testes. See your urologist to discuss your options. Read more...
Define cure. To maintain normal function the undescended testis is usually located & brought down surgically if possible by a year of age. Delays diminish the chance that it will make normal sperm. The testis must first be found if present as it can loose blood supply & disappear. If abdominal, it may not have blood vessels long enough to let it be brought down. Your urologist can provide you with more detail. Read more...
Agree with Furguson. But additionally, undescended testes should be surgically brought down because they develop cancer at a higher rate than descended testes. Read more...