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#1 of 2 Old 06-24-2014, 02:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Retractile testicles in 7 yo

Looking for some experience/advice. My son's testicles descended normally after birth... out of no where, about 2 months ago, they moved up into the groin and have STAYED there. If you move them back, it is not painful for him but they do not stay put- they jump back up.
I took him to a children's urologist today and he immediately suggested surgery. Now, I'm not one of those internet know it alls but I did find a few children's hospital's that talked about the condition and how a wait and see approach is also an option. I don't want to mess up so I'm looking for those with experience. I know the muscle that controls them is strong in boys and it lessens closer to puberty- well, he is 7 so he is not exactly at that stage yet. I'm thinking a 2nd opinion may be in order BUT all the doctor's I've run into automatically jump to surgery as a quick fix instead of letting body do its thing.
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It's been a while since I dealt with this, but I can say that a very holistically oriented physician who was also a home birth midwife who was seeing my son for check ups, took this situation very seriously and did not feel it was something to mess around with. Things turned out differently for my son than yours, and his did descend, but I just wanted you to know that this was an MD that was not into suggesting surgery at all costs, and she did say that surgery would be her recommendation if the situation didn't remedy itself. That was way before my son was 7, more like around 4 or 5. I'd get a second opinion, but then go with it. I'm pretty sure it would not be something to deal with waiting until he's a teenager.

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