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Does undescended testis affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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