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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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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