Undescended Testis

Undescended testis is known as cryptorchidism, which occurs when the testis has not moved to the correct position in the scrotal bag before birth. It is not common but it may occur in prematurely born babies, and may involve one testis. Rarely, both the testis can be affected. Testis which is not felt in the usual area can be a sign of undescended testis. Testicular cancer, fertility issues, trauma, inguinal hernia, and testicular torsion are the possible complications of undescended testis.

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I am a 30-year-old with undescended testicle. I have low sex drive and anxiety issues. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am a 30-year-old male with an undescended testicle. My sperm concentration is 3.5 million and has a percentage motility of 50. I am facing anxiety issues and a low sex drive. My right testicle is not working. I took the HeyForte capsule and Testact tablet for the last five days. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.I checked your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have a low sperm count, less semen, and a lot of defective sperm.Have you done any investigation regarding your undescended testicle? If not,...  Read Full »

How long does an undescended testicle take to grow to the normal size after surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My child had an undescended testicle. He underwent surgery ten months back. But his testicle seems small when compared to others. Does his testicle have improper growth? Will it take some time to grow normally?  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Undescended testis occurs due to abnormal testis. It does not grow normally. Testis remained high up at the time of birth can also cause undescended testis. There is an absence of a good environment to grow well. So, it remains small compared to normally descended t...  Read Full »

How to treat an undescended testis in an 11-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 11 years old. He had undescended testis. The doctors found it diminishing, and they removed it through surgery. The other testis is still undescended. It is very small in size, and as per doctor the cord attached to it is small and hence cannot be brought down. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The child had undergone orchidectomy for 4 to 5 mm atrophic testis which is too small to have a function. Only preoperative imaging studies to document the size of palpable inguinal mass or testes is not available. The other testis needs to be brought into the scrotum a...  Read Full »

Is undescended testicle a birth defect?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I have a single testis from childhood. At that time the doctor said there are no issues, so we moved on. Now one of my doctor suggested MRI scanning and ultrasound. The missing testis is a little below my stomach. What will be the impact of this testis which is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ectopic testis in the inguinal area must be removed if you are above 13 years of age. If you are below 13 years, it can be fixed down in the scrotum again. The reason for that is the testis has the tendency to have cancer in it. The removal can be done with a small inci...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my fear about testicular cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I have always been terrified of testicular cancer. A few months back, I went to see a urologist for a checkup who examined my testicles and found no anomalies. I was completely fine. I trust him, but I was wondering how often I should get myself checked? I kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular cancer is rare. You should not be scared of having it until you have risk factors like undescended testis, exposure to radiation, family history of testicular cancer, smoking, or HIV infection. The self-examination is sufficient, and once been checked by a ...  Read Full »

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 this cas...  Read Full »

What is the chance of undescended testis to come down to its position in a newborn kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 40-day-old son's left testis is undescended. Sonography shows his testis on the upper end of the inguinal canal. Please suggest whether it will come down naturally.  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the report you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the child has left-sided undescended testis. It is a common practice to wait until the baby is six months old before operating. There is a small chance that the testis might descend ...  Read Full »

Will undescended testis descend on their own in babies?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy was born after full term pregnancy by surgery. His birth weight is 3.75 kg.  But, his both testicles are undescended. What are the chances that his testicles will descend on its own? For how long should I wait before further treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the time in 98% cases, the testes will descend by 6 to 9 months of age. But, I want you to get an ultrasound done to check the presence of testes and its position. Revert back with the report to a paediatric surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-do...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of orchidopexy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old medical student. This year, I lost my right testis to testicular torsion, resulting from late diagnosis. As a precautionary measure, a contralateral orchidopexy was also done. This involving a part so intimately connected to me shattered me a lot and I am recoveri...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, relax and do not worry at all. We had done orchidectomy due to torsion in many patients. They are absolutely fine and doing well physically as well as mentally. Having one testis remaining is perfectly fine. You will have no problem regarding sperm pr...  Read Full »

Will Levofloxacin help in urinary bladder distention with bladder wall thickening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 years old male. I am suffering from urinary bladder distension with a bladder wall thickening of about 6 mm. My doctor advised me to take Levofloxacin. I would like to know whether it is the correct medicine to cure my problem. Further, I am having cryptorchidism (both unde...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any urinary problems like straining, poor flow, etc.? First, about your bladder distension with bladder wall thickening. This might indicate an infection in your bladder called Cystitis. If you do not have any symptoms or problem, then it is better to g...  Read Full »

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