Complications of undescended testicle

Boys and men who have an undescended testicle are at an increased risk for:

Because the risk of infertility increases with age, most doctors advise treatment for undescended testicle by the time the boy is 1 year old and no later than age 2. Treatment may not reduce the risk for testicular cancer, but it makes the cancer easier for you or your doctor to find if it does develop.

Last Updated: May 14, 2009

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