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Last feb. ds was admitted to hospital due to RSV and they noticed that neither testicle was there. I feel like such a bad mom for not noticing this, and our dr. felt awful, too.<br><br>
So, finally, today we had our appt with the urology dr. He said, thankfully, that ds' right testicle is in place now, but he can't find the other one. He said that chances are he doesn't have another one, but sometimes it can be in their abdomen. If they don't look and it is there it could lead to tumors, etc. later in life.<br><br>
So, the poor little guy has to have surgery. They said the whole thing will take about four hours unless they find it and they have to make a bigger incision.<br><br>
Anyone else have to see their son go through this? What was it like? Were you able to be there the whole time? What was recovery like?<br><br>
Thanks so much,<br>
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while i can't answer your questions, i can commiserate.<br>
my DS is also missing a teste. He's had an US but that didn't turn anything up. So, we'll be going in to see a ped. urologist pretty soon to see what our options are. i'm kinda hoping he only has one so that surgery isn't necessary. But, I didn't know that they may go looking for one (surgically) I figured with all the imaging tools that surgery isn't necessary to find an organ, just to fix it. I hope.<br><br>
I'll be watching this thread closely.<br><br>
I'm sure everything will be alright.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">while i can't answer your questions, i can commiserate.<br>
my DS is also missing a teste. He's had an US but that didn't turn anything up. So, we'll be going in to see a ped. urologist pretty soon to see what our options are. i'm kinda hoping he only has one so that surgery isn't necessary. But, I didn't know that they may go looking for one (surgically) I figured with all the imaging tools that surgery isn't necessary to find an organ, just to fix it. I hope.<br><br>
I'll be watching this thread closely.<br><br>
I'm sure everything will be alright.</div>
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Our ped. urologist said that chances are he doesn't have another, but it's important to go in there to make sure because if there is one and it's left in there it has an increased risk of developing tumors later in life, among other things. So, I guess even if an u/s shows nothing he said it's important to know for sure and the surgery is the only way to know for sure. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I hope you don't have to go through it, too! Apparently it's fairly common (5% of boys) and a standard procedure, but still, it's my little baby!<br><br>
They gave me a booklet with info on the procedure that I'd forgotten about so i feel much more comfortable now that I've read it.<br><br>
Best of luck to both of our little guys!<br><br>
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My son had this surgery done when he was around 18 months. The surgery took longer than expected because it was up higher than they expected. He did find during the surgery of course we were basket cases.<br><br>
I would say he was down about a day to a day 1/2 and his private area was so red a swollen that it hurt us just to look at it. He however seemed to be in no pain at all. In fact one time he was on his rocking horse and you would have though it would have cause terrible pain but he was more angry at us for taking him off it.<br><br>
He is now 9 1/2 and you can not find a scar on his body where they did the surgery. They made the incision where a crease was in his lower waist area.
 
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