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I just got a call that my 9 year boy testicles have not

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I just got a call that my 9 year boy testicles have not drop, I getting refer to a specialist, he might be getting surgery. I'm worry is this safe, and would he have problems on the future? Would he be able to have kids?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this is called cryptorchidism when the testicles are not decended.

hormone therapy often can be the first treatment to try to help the testicles descend.

if this doesn't work then surgery is performed.

there are risks for infertility in the future.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2737432/

is a good article about it.

he should see a pediatric endocrinologist and surgeon

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