Childhood Diseases

Posted by: stressed out mom | 2010-05-31


eggs not moving down

Good day Doc.

I would like to know, my son is 8months old and when he was born his eggs never came down into his sacks. The doctor on duty said that he should come back in 6months and if nothing came down they will have to do an operation to bring the eggs down. Please tell me if there is anything else they can do for my baby, as the eggs are still above his penis.

Expert's Reply



This is very common but it is important that your son's testes are in the scrotum. Your baby son should be seen by a paediatric surgeon who may find that he has what is known as retractile testes and these will come down by themselves into the scrtum. If the surgeon finds that your son's testes are not retractile then he will need a small operation to correct this problem.Please do not be stressed out about this.

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