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When should your doctor suggest surgery for undescended testicle?

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In most cases, the testicle drops on its own by about 6 months after birth. If it doesn’t, your doctor will likely suggest surgery. When it comes to fertility, early treatment can make a big difference.

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: “What Are Undescended Testicles (Cryptorchidism)?”

NHS: “Undescended Testicles.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Undescended Testicle.”

The American Pediatric Surgical Association Family and Parent Resource Center: “Undescended Testis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Undescended Testicle.”

PubMed: “Undescended testicle: An update on fertility in cryptorchid men.”

Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital: “Undescended Testicle (Testis): Cryptorchidism.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Undescended Testicles.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “What Is an Undescended Testicle?”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Urology Care Foundation: “What Are Undescended Testicles (Cryptorchidism)?”

NHS: “Undescended Testicles.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Undescended Testicle.”

The American Pediatric Surgical Association Family and Parent Resource Center: “Undescended Testis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Undescended Testicle.”

PubMed: “Undescended testicle: An update on fertility in cryptorchid men.”

Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital: “Undescended Testicle (Testis): Cryptorchidism.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Undescended Testicles.”

Boston Children’s Hospital: “What Is an Undescended Testicle?”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 10, 2018

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