My ds has had testes issues in the past. It was first noticed at his 18mo Mchn appt and I got a GP referral to a surgeon who told me it was nothing to worry about because they could be pulled down. I went to him twice and he almost made me feel stupid for coming back a second time and told me they were retractile, but not undescended. Anyway, he had a play date at a friends house today who is a midwife and noticed when she changed his nappy. She was worried and mentioned it. I'm now freaking out that I've missed the window for a potential operation as it says they need the op before they're 2, he was 2 in Feb.
I need someone to tell me that he'll be fine because I'm freaking out that he'll be infertile!
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06-07-2016 20:34 #1
Help! 2 year old undescended testicles
06-07-2016 20:58 #2
06-07-2016 21:21 #3Senior Member
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My nurse just pointed this out to me at his 18 month check up but didn't make it seem a problem. Just to talk to the gp. I haven't booked the appointment but will do now as this post makes me worried
06-07-2016 21:36 #4
Following as I am in a similar situation. X
06-07-2016 21:49 #5Senior Member
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My DS had this too, the way the surgeon explained it to me was that the testes can retract back inside the body as a protective mechanism. So when you're changing your DS's nappy you can't feel them there, because they retract back up to protect themselves from danger (someone touching them) but when your DS is relaxed they will be descended.
My surgeon said they wouldn't do the surgery until 6yrs old, so I took my DS to the GP then, and they were happy that he didn't need surgery.
Hope that helps x
06-07-2016 21:51 #6
Thanks for your responses. I'm off to see a different Gp and have an ultrasound tomorrow so hopefully that will shed some light. So frustrating and I'm super worried but hopefully they're retractile and not undescended
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06-07-2016 22:21 #7
Seems that a few of us have similar worries. We need a ball expert!!!
06-07-2016 22:53 #8
2 of my boys had surgery on theirs, one was for both testes and the other boy for just one, But they had surgery a bit younger one at about 15mths the other at about 9mths. Both cases there's could be pulled down but retracted straight back up, and my sone who had both done there was some tension in them
06-07-2016 23:01 #9Junior Member
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Can I suggest you all to seek second opinion in regarding retractile testes post 2 yrs old? This post pops up on my feed and can't just read and run. My DH had retractile testes. It was diagnosed soon after his birth. MIL was told by the dr that they would come down and stay there eventually. At 2 yrs old, treatment was started because they didn't stay down. No luck. They operated on him eventually at the age of 7. He is now infertile. There was a lot of tears involved in our TTC journey.........
07-07-2016 08:09 #10
Definitely going to get it sorted asap! My friends hubby is a gp so I'm seeing him this arvo and he'll send me to the right people.
Can tell you that I'm going to be mad as f if it turns out to be a serious issue and the specialist we were sent to didn't pick it up. Had a good cry about it last night
Does sound like a few of us have the same problem.
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