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Is a surgery advisable for an undescended testicle?

Hi , this is hamed from kabul Afghanistan. I am 30 years old with one undesended testicle on the right . it is touchable on the groin . I am interested to for operation and it should be placed in the scrotum because it increase myself confidence. could please give me some advice what to do ?
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
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Hello,

Based on the history given you seem to be suffering from cryptorchidism ('undescended testis' on right groin).

Since your right testis has been undescended for quite a significant number of years in the groin, it is unlikely to have the ability to produce functionally active sperms and pose an increased risk of developing a testicular cancer.

So, in view of the above I advise you to consult a surgeon/urologist for further evaluation and treatment which involves orchiectomy in which the testis is surgically removed from the groin.

Orchiopexy is a surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there is not advisable for you.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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Is a surgery advisable for an undescended testicle?

Hello, Based on the history given you seem to be suffering from cryptorchidism ( undescended testis on right groin). Since your right testis has been undescended for quite a significant number of years in the groin, it is unlikely to have the ability to produce functionally active sperms and pose an increased risk of developing a testicular cancer. So, in view of the above I advise you to consult a surgeon/urologist for further evaluation and treatment which involves orchiectomy in which the testis is surgically removed from the groin. Orchiopexy is a surgery to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there is not advisable for you. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician