Undescended Testicle

9 mo.
Helen Hansen

1 out of 25 Danish baby boys experiences that the testicles do not descend into the scrotum after birth. This is also called cryptorchidism, the reason probably having to do with a decreased hormone production. It may also be a genetic deficiency, in some cases the reason is that the mother has been smoking heavily during pregnancy ...

In most cases the testicles descend during the first months. Sometimes a hormone treatment is recommended, sometimes a sugery. A sugery will often be the solution in case only one testicle has not descended, or in case the testicle may be found in the abdominal cavity or the groin.

I recommend that you contact your GP or your pediatrician in order to get an examination. You should not worry that it may take time as it is most likely that a possible surgery will be perfomed before your son is one year old.

I hope this is helpful, and I wish you tue best of luck:o)

Kind regards,

Helen Hansen


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