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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)
I have a 3 yr old boy. One testicle is up, one is down. What should I watch for and/or when should I correct this problem. What complications could occur and what to watch for?
It should be checked by a urologist; the one that is "up" may be retractile, i.e., descended (down), but moving up and down. That condition often corrects itself over time. However, if the one that is up is always out of the scrotum, he may need a surgical procedure to move it into the scrotum.
Jack S Elder, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University