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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: bibi | 2008/01/14

Q.

testes ascending

Good Morning Doctor,

Is it true that if a baby boy cries excessively or just for long periods of time, that it will cause his testes to ascend? or is this just an old wives tale?

Also what does it mean if the testes ascend, what happens then?

Thank you...

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The testes often seem to disappear out of the scrotum in young male babies and this is normal.This is called 'retractile testes'.As long as the testes return into the scotum all is well. If you are unable to feel the testes ask your doctor to see your baby

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