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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Missing testicle. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Why: Must distinguish Cryptorchidism and ectopic testicle from retractile testicle. The very active cremaster muscle of children under the age of 3 years of age and the small size of the testicles allow them to retract back allow the canal. A retractile testicle can usually be manipulated back into the lower scrotum, it functions normally and will not require surgery.
Why: Cryptorchidism is associated with Klinefelter's syndrome, horseshoe shape kidneys, renal agenesis (lack of development of a kidney) and ureteral reflux (reflux of urine backwards along the ureter).
Why: Cryptochidism and ectopic testes may be complicated by abnormal production of sperm and therefore infertility.
Why: e.g. dragging, aching sensation in the groin that gets worse as the day passes. Sometimes there is nil discomfort. The groin lump may get smaller when laying down and you may be able to push the lump away. Cryptorchidism and ectopic testicles may be complicated by an inguinal hernia.
Why: e.g. sudden onset of pain, described as severe aching sickening pain in the groin that may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Cryptorchidism and ectopic testicles are prone to testicular torsion which demands emergency surgical intervention.
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