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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: PLMlt | 2007/02/21

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Please I need to know

Hi my son is 2 years old. He was born in 2004 having one testicle undescended, should I be worried or can I take care of this later on when he is around the age of six? I once consulted, the doctor recomended an operation. he was very small then. what should I do?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This should not be ignored and ceratainly not left until he is 6 years old. Please ask your doctor to check him again and to refer you to a paediatric surgeon if the testis is still undescended.

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Posted by: Natasja | 2007/02/27

I`m not sure,but it did not sound like a big operation.He axplained it to me,but maybe the procedure has improved over the years,he is 33 now.So,i think it will be much easier nowadays!

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Posted by: plmt | 2007/02/22

thank you so much. I needed more information about this.
Is it a big operation? I'm just nervous.

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Posted by: Natasja | 2007/02/21

No,please go now!!My husband had exactly the same problem, his mother only took him for an op when he was about 10 years old.I heard it should be done within the fist 2 years.
My husband is practically sterile.Only one testical is working.,because it was done too late.I know they say that even if there is only one left he will be good to have children,but i don`t know.His sperm is slow and deformed,we had lots of hearteache trying to have a baby.

So, if you know how his future wife and he himself might feel about not having a baby,then you must make work of this now!!
Don`t think "ok, i will some day,and it takes a few years"It`s not your future ,but your son`s!!

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