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Is undescended testis serious?

Although there are no immediate health concerns caused by undescended testis, long-term side effects can be serious. The long-term side effects can include higher risk of testicular cancer and infertility. This is why earlier treatment for the condition is better. Certainly, if the testis has not descended by the time the baby is a year old, serious damage can occur if not treated promptly.

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Does undescended testis affect children differently than adults?
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Although undescended testis is a condition that affects infants, the side effects can last a lifetim...
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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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What are the symptoms of undescended testis?
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There are no immediate symptoms of undescended testes. Apart from the obvious lack of one or both te...
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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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