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Orchiopexy and Inguinal Hernia
madime posted:
This isn't a "Men's Health" issue, but is a MALE health issue. My 8 year old had orchiopexy and inguinal hernia repair surgery for a (right-side) retractile testicle in December. Last week, after his shower, he showed my husband that both testes were "gone". Neither could be felt in the sac. After a shower last weekend, neither were in the sac again, but his right one (the side the surgery was on) could be seen as a bump just above the base of his penis. Last night's shower revealed only his right was gone. His follow-up appointment in Feb 1, but I wondered if anyone had any thoughts or input? Is it common to have surgery to fix this problem, only for it to come back a month later, or do we need a new urologist? Thanks so much.
counterso responded:
The treating urologist should be able to answer those questions being familiar with the exact circumstances of your son's situation. Treatments are usually conservative, and follow up is always expected to evaluate results before considering the issue entirely resolved. You're still in the follow-up stage. Is your urologist a pediatric urologist?

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