How do I manage my undescended testis on a daily basis?


If you were born with undescended testis, it is important to know the long-term health effects and how to prevent them. In particular, rates of testicular cancer are higher for men born with undescended testis. Make sure you know how to do a testicular self-examination to check for tumors and check regularly. Also be aware that, although not all men with a history of undescended testis are infertile, reduced fertility is a known side effect. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about how your own fertility may have been affected.

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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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