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One of my sons testicles is not in place, only one is. He has just turned two years old. I have been advised to wait, is this the case?

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In brief: Retractile v Undecen

If the testicle is "retractile" then it can be easily manipulated into the bottom of the scrotum and will stay there a moment or two.
This does not require intervention. If the testis cannot be placed into the scrotum on exam by a medical professional, this is an "undecended testis" and may need intervention - surgery. It won't resolve after two yrs by itself.

In brief: Retractile v Undecen

If the testicle is "retractile" then it can be easily manipulated into the bottom of the scrotum and will stay there a moment or two.
This does not require intervention. If the testis cannot be placed into the scrotum on exam by a medical professional, this is an "undecended testis" and may need intervention - surgery. It won't resolve after two yrs by itself.
Dr. Edward Cherullo
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Cherullo. You were given incorrect advice unless the testis is a normal retractile testis
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Who advised you to wait? A doctor or a friend? If it is undescended testicle, it should have been operated on already unless there are circumstances that I am not aware of.
If it is a friend/relative suggesting, get your child to be seen now.

In brief: No

Who advised you to wait? A doctor or a friend? If it is undescended testicle, it should have been operated on already unless there are circumstances that I am not aware of.
If it is a friend/relative suggesting, get your child to be seen now.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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