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My son is 6 years old and I was told today at his regular check-up that they think he has an undescended testicle. What are his chances of having fertility problems since it took so long to be diagnosed? He has a sonogram in February to determine the location of the testicle. Any information would be great.
I typed "6 year old undescended testicle' into Google and did a search and came up with this:
This is the most common factor resulting in the inaccurate diagnosis of an undescended testicle.
It is common in boys 5-6 years old and is due to a hyperactive cremaster muscle reflex. This is basically a variation of normal. In children from 1 year to 11 years of age, 80% of fully descended testes can withdraw from scrotum and leave an empty scrotum behind due to cremaster reflex. If a testicle can be milked down to the bottom of the scrotum, it is considered a retractile testis, and no further treatment is needed. This phenomena usually disappears by puberty.
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Good Luck & to you and your son!
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