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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders

Question: Undescended testicles?


 firebird - Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:48 am

Dear Sir,

I am a 21 year old male from India. I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and am the tallest in my family. My problem is that i am extremely thin and have very little (nearly no) facial hair. I weigh only 52kg and do not have enough weight for my height. Eventhough i ejaculate normally i have noticed that one of my testicles is slightly higher in level compared to the other. I have only recently read about the condition called 'undescended testicles' and now i suspect i may be suffering from one.

Eventhough i am 21, i look like a child and many mistake me for one. Would i need hormonal treatment? What doctor should i be consulting? Please reply. i am undergoing great mental stress due to this...

thank u.
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:07 pm

User avatar Most men have different shaped testicles, that hang at different lengths. Most men do not have symetrical testicles.
If the testicle was undescended, it would not be outside the body at all.
Undescended testicles are common in male babies, and usually are treated early. If it goes undected until adulthood, that testicle will not be able to produce sperm, also, an undescended testicle is more prone to tumors. Moving the testicle to the scrotum usually will not help with the ability to produce sperm. Usually in adults with undescended testicles, the testicle is just removed.

In your case, I do not think that an undescended testicle would be causing your slow maturing. I htink you should see a doctor to discuss possibilities of why you are not putting on weight properly, and if hormone treatments are nessary.
 firebird - Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:54 am

Ok which doctor should i be consulting..? a sexologist.?
 guest23 - Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:08 am

No, an Urologist.

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