Retractile Testis

A retractile testis is a condition seen in young male children of the prepuberty category. Under normal conditions, muscles of the scrotum called cremaster muscles pull the testicles up into the groin and move them down the scrotum, in response to reflexes. In children with retractile testicles, the testicles remain retracted into the groin and stay there. The conditions normally resolve by puberty, rarely one may need surgical correction.

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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 »


Dr. Vishrut Narang

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 »

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