A normal pregnancy lasts up to 40 weeks. Any birth that occurs before 37 weeks is termed a premature baby. These babies have developmental defects causing breathing problems, heart problems, temperature control problems, problems associated with brain functioning, metabolism problems, vision impairment, cerebral palsy, etc. Premature delivery can be avoided with progesterone supplements, cervical cerclage, etc.
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What is the recommended age to do surgery for undescended testis?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 1 month 11 days old. He was born prematurely at 36 weeks. After birth, his right testis was retractile. The doctor has advised to wait till 1 year. Now, an USG of the testes was done according to the doctor's advice. The report shows that both testes are seen in the ingui... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If on clinical examination the diagnosis is retractile testis, then nothing needs to be done we should wait and watch. But, if on clinical examination it is undescended testis, then one should go in for early surgery. Ultrasound is not a reliable investigation in t... Read Full »