Will my infant son's testicle ever drop into his scrotum?

My son is almost a month old. We found out through his pediatrician that he has a condition called chryptorchidism, which means his testicle has not dropped into his scrotum. The doctor wants to take a watch and wait approach. Will my son's testicle ever drop into its rightful position?

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

At one month of age, watchful waiting is the appropriate approach. For many, the testicle will drop at some point. However, a simple surgery may be required if the testicle does not go into normal position.

Published on Feb 16, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

At one month of age, watchful waiting is the appropriate approach. For many, the testicle will drop at some point. However, a simple surgery may be required if the testicle does not go into normal position.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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