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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    So do some childrens testes just retract back into the body more often then others? Is that in itself an issue/concern? My sons testes definitely can decend. I can feel them and occasionally I see that they are in his scrotum but that's rare. The vast majority of the time they are retracted up. How do I know if and when to be concerned? Sorry for all the questions but I have tried asking CHN and gp but they don't give a clear answer so I continue to worry.....
    Seems that a few of us have similar worries. We need a ball expert!!!
    This was the story I got from my surgeon. I think it can be a concern, but perhaps depends on how hard they are to force down/ how long they spend up there, and how it changes as the child gets older. I was quite confident that my surgeon and GP were familiar with this and we're happy with their assessment. But if you feel like you're not getting answers then seek another opinion.

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    Looks like my little man is going to need surgery. Gp said they like them to be down all the time by the time they're 2. His are definitely not. I'm to go for an ultrasound then it looks like my poor baby will need an operation. I'm glad and sad all at once

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    Accidentally deleted. Sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethysmum View Post
    Exactly this. This is what my paedatric surgeon told me about my ds who is 3. I would take his word over a gp any day.
    Also infertility will only become an issue if they dont stay decended by the time they reach puberty. Hope this helps OP.
    Thanks, it does help. My referral is for a paediatric surgeon so he will tell me whether he thinks the surgery is necessary or not. Apparently he's the best in the country so I'm feeling optimistic

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    Thanks so much everyone who is contributing to this thread.

    I think I have done the wrong thing to not seek further medical advice. My sons is almost 3......

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    Thanks so much everyone who is contributing to this thread.

    I think I have done the wrong thing to not seek further medical advice. My sons is almost 3......
    I guess you can't know it's too late until you take him back. I know how you feel though... Feel like I've left it too late but glad that we're now on top of it. Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    Thanks so much everyone who is contributing to this thread.

    I think I have done the wrong thing to not seek further medical advice. My sons is almost 3......
    Please don't feel this way. We rely on the professional to tell us the right thing. It is the system that fails us.

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    The post has been deleted so i can't quote from sethysmum.

    It certainly isn't true that the fertility will only be affected until puberty. My DH had the surgery at the age of 7. Enough damage had been done for his testes. He grew up in a small town and the town hospital don't have paediatrician to date.

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    Apparently, i can't PM until I have 5 posts......

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