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My 2 yer old's left test. has not descended. The word is: Cryptorchidism. We'll have an u/s done to see where it is. The next appt. for an u/s is only in November, so we have some time, and if it's too high up they do surgery - which is again a few months wait.<br><br>
We have some time, but is there anything natural to do do help bring it down?<br><br>
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If there is a testicle and it's undescended--my son had surgery at 18 months. His was partially descended from birth and the ped. kept thinking retractile but, in our case, it was stuck instead.<br><br>
Testicles that don't descend w/in a very short time are statistically unlikely to descend on their own. You can look at statistics. I can't remember the details but I know you're well past the time frame they typically come down on their own because we were well past as well. The ped. surgeon wasn't happy that we came at 18 months. He told me that they now know that cell changes (affecting fertility, not cancer) start occurring young--by I think it was 12 months--and we should have been in earlier. Eighteen months was, in his opinion, on the late side and he got him to surgery in less than a week for that reason.<br><br>
It's a fast surgery.<br><br>
Your son (and mine and anyone with this issue) is at increased risk of cancer in both testicles. So we'll need to teach our boys to examine prior to puberty (big risk comes pretty young). The time you bring the testicle down does not affect cancer risk. Timing does affect fertility in that testicle (not the other testicle) so that would be the consideration for you at this point.
 

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I just changed pedi., and my son had a 2 yr. check-up at the onld one (who's a dr. for 30 yrs. and didn't notice anything there, but the new one is a dr. for only a few yrs. and she caught it. He was ten checked by another dr., as she wanted a second opinion, and he said the same. But he said it's not urgent since we caught it at this age.<br><br>
Re: surgery. QC Health care isn't the greatest, and I know people who needed urgent surgeries - and waited 6 months, and one is waiting one year already, and they don't have a date for her yet, so I imagine we'll have a wait.<br><br>
Thanks everyone.<br><br>
Once we see what's doing, and if he'll need surgery then, I'll come back to find out what to do before and after from the natural point of view.<br><br>
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<a href="http://www.urologyweb.com/undescended-testicles.html" target="_blank">http://www.urologyweb.com/undescended-testicles.html</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I've seen begins at 15 months often, sometimes younger but by two changes are certainly occuring that are going to affect fertility.<br><br>
Your doctors are wrong and I'm not sure why. Any chance you can push for a pediatric urolology consult--at least to get on a wait list or whatever.<br><br>
I'm sorry your previous ped. missed this and that you may have to wait what sounds like a long time. His fertility in the descended testicle shouldn't be affected. But they are wrong to say it doesn't matter at his age/they caught it early. You won't find any support for that if you read/research.
 

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Hi,<br>
I just noticed your post as I was toodling around the health forums. My son is now 7. He too, like my hubby, had an undescended teste. When he was 14 months old, I took him to a classical homeopath, and we live to tell the tale of an amazing homeopathy story. The homeopath gave him a constitutional remedy (which I can't remember now, but it doesn't mean that it would work for any boy anyways, as there are a few that can help with testes). Two days after he received the remedy, he had a strong aggravation. Which for him at the time meant high fever and vomiting. At first I almost panicked and then I recognized that it was probably an aggravation. The fever broke at exactly midnight and we finally slept. In the morning, a tooth had popped through the gum (teething was excruciating for him) and the teste dropped. Coincidence? Possibly. But, I don't think so. The process of events was too clear for us to think otherwise. My hubby had the surgery in the 70's, and I am glad that we were able to help him with homeopathy.<br>
Good luck with your boy!<br>
Best,<br>
Jessica
 

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I've seen begins at 15 months often, sometimes younger but by two changes are certainly occuring that are going to affect fertility.<br><br>
Your doctors are wrong and I'm not sure why. Any chance you can push for a pediatric urolology consult--at least to get on a wait list or whatever.<br><br>
I'm sorry your previous ped. missed this and that you may have to wait what sounds like a long time. His fertility in the descended testicle shouldn't be affected. But they are wrong to say it doesn't matter at his age/they caught it early. You won't find any support for that if you read/research.</div>
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I agree, my son has an undescended testicle as well and he has seen a pediatric urologist.<br><br>
his surgery has been delayed a bit due to other issues but his is too high for it to come down on its own.<br><br>
If your child is two and still has it then I would see a specialist.
 
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