Undescended Testis

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What is Undescended Testis

The testis is responsible for sperm production in men. The general body temperature is 36.9C. But sperm production is best at a temperature 2C less than this level. This is the reason why the testes are located outside the body.

When the baby is formed in the womb, the testis is initially formed inside the babys belly. As the fetus (baby in the womb) grows, the testes gradually descend out of the body and reach the sac (scrotum). When this does not happen, or is arrested half way, the result is Undescended Testis(UDT).

Undescended Testis

Undescended Testis is seen in 30% of boys born before date (preterm). In such cases it is very likely that testis can descend by itself in 3-6 months time. Among full term boys 1-3% are found to have Undescended Testis. They also have a small chance to correct this problem by themselves. But this possibility becomes much less after 6 months of age, after this age surgery is required to correct it.

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am 44yrs with undecended testis is there any remedy for me to father a child pls help save my marriage
segun50 Thursday, May 15, 2014
My 1 yr. old child's left testis is undescended. I consulted a dr. and he advised to for surgery. Is there any alternative available ? How much would it cost in Delhi ? What is a good age for this surgery and how critical is this ?
ashu_orchiopexy Monday, July 29, 2013
We just got it done for our 11 months child. The surgery and all the tests before / after costed us Rs.23000/- in Mumbai. The surgery was simple and got discharged the same day. Child's activity resumes to normal immediately. No concerns. Go ahead and get it done cause the delay beyond 15 months is not at all advisable.
AustinMumbai Friday, January 10, 2014
hiiiiiiii i am abhishek from varanasi can any one tell me the process of treatment of testicular cancer in india and where it can be treated in india ???
abhishek_abhi Friday, August 17, 2012
Sir, am 28 yrs old with undescended testis.what is my fertility status and how do i go about it pls tell me
Willie28 Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sir, Season's greetings! My brother is 23 years old and is suffering from undescended penis since birth. Due to circumstances he was never treated or examined. In 2004 the examinations were carried out and the results were as follows: USG KUB scan=organs imaged appear normal USG of testis=bilateral undescended testes with micro testis. subsequently ultrasonography for lower abdomen was carried and the results were : undescended left testis[abdominal position], right testis seen in right inguinal canal. Chromosome analysis= normal male karyotype. He was given profasi 200mg for 03 months twice weekly. thereafter no further treatment and review were carried out.Please advise us the type of treatment he should undergo and the place where he can undergo such treatment. Regards. lamrin Guwahat(Assam
atclama40 Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Just wnted to know what did you do for your bro....our friend has the same condition.needed your help . can he father child?
chin2 Tuesday, May 21, 2013
sir i had one un decend test my age 28 can i get it ok plz tellme doctors name and address for treat ment iam in hyderabad
narasimharaon Monday, July 13, 2009
Is there any artificial surgical replacement testis for an undescended testis that is ultimatly removed, which will serve just for cosmetic purpose?
kazeem Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I would like to get clarification on the following with respect to corporate mediclaim insurance.

1. What is the exact meaning of Congenital Internal Disease?
2. Testis undescended at Birth falls under Congenital Internal Disease or not?

Even my mediclaim policy covers for Congenital Internal Disease and also for pre-exisisting at Birth,Insurance claim is denied for the surgery performed for testis undescended.

Kindly update me on this.


Prash Friday, April 3, 2009

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