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Does undescended testis affect children differently than adults?

Although undescended testis is a condition that affects infants, the side effects can last a lifetime. As an infant and toddler, changes occur to the testicles that determine their functionality over the remainder of one's lifetime. Therefore, the way undescended testis is treated during infancy can influence overall health well into adulthood.

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How does undescended testis affect the body?
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Although there are no immediate complications from an undescended testis, health problems can occur ...
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Is undescended testis serious?
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Although there are no immediate health concerns caused by undescended testis, long-term side effects...
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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 cer...
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Are there other names for undescended testis?
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Undescended testis can go by a variety of other names, the most common being cryptorchidism. Another...
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