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What should I expect after having orchiopexy for an undescended testicle?

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    Orchiopexy can be done as an outpatient procedure if it is uncomplicated. Sometimes a child needs a short hospital stay. The surgery for testicles that are located just above the scrotum and for testicles that are low in the inguinal canal is usually much simpler than for testicles that are higher up in the canal or in the abdomen.

    For at least 2 weeks after surgery, boys should avoid games, sports, rough play, bike riding and other activities where there is a risk of an injury to the genitals.

    The doctor will perform a follow-up exam usually within 2 to 3 months after the operation.

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