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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 are the side effects of undescended testicle repair surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My son who is 11 years old now has a undescended right testicle. Ultrasound determined that it was in the inguinal canal when he was eight years old. We have been waiting for it to come down, but it has not. Does the surgery to correct the testicle improve fertility? Or does it lessen th...  Read Full »

Dr. Gupta Aman Manoharlal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest that surgical correction should be done to bring it down as low as possible. Reason being, it permits self palpation of testis for early detection of any tumor. Frequent ultrasound is not feasible or practical to think of. Self palpation can be done every day. ...  Read Full »

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