Can undescended testis be prevented?

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There is no sure way to prevent undescended testis. The best course of action is to try to limit certain risk factors. Observing the normal guidelines for a healthy pregnancy and hoping for a high birth rate and full gestation are the best ways to limit the risk of undescended testis.

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Undescended Testis

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, is a fairly common occurrence in which one or both of the testicles has not moved into the scrotum upon birth. This condition happens in about 4% of baby boys and often corrects itself after ...

a few months. Premature babies have a higher rate of cryptorchidism than full-term pregnancies. Surgery can be used to correct the condition in boys whose testicles have not descended after a few months.
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