How do other illnesses affect undescended testis?


Because undescended testis is a physical condition, it is not affected by other illnesses. In fact, it is possible for a baby to lead a perfectly happy, healthy life with undescended testis. It is only over time, particularly if the condition goes untreated for too long, that the risk of other diseases and maladies linked to undescended testis increases.

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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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