Ella - posted on 07/11/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son was diagnosed with one undescended testicle when he was 1 month old. We were told to wait until he is at least 1 year old and see if it would descend on it's own. At14 month he had ultrasound which confirmed presence of testicle in the groin area. At pre assessment 5 month before the surgery surgeon couldnt feel testicle in groin. But still decision was to perform a surgery to bring the testicle down. After 6 month he had the operation done. But unfortunately there was no testicle found in his groin area.???.Then surgeon told us that testicle may be in his abdomen or may not be present at all. If the testicle is in abdomen he may need another 2 operations! First is to find the testicle and second to bring it down if present.
I believe that my little one 20 month at the time had to have an unnecessary surgery! & general anaesthesia! !!! If diagnosed properly (that testicle is in abdomen) in the first place he wouldnt have to have that surgery. Or if the testicle isn't present he would not need any surgeries at all. Another bad thing is that my little one is put down on another waiting list for new assessment and then surgeries. It will take ages. I wouldn't mind waiting but the longer testicle is left understand there more chance of damage to it. Lots of side effects possible canser, infertility........
I feel awful putting my little one though this especially the unnecessary surgery that he had just done..... And how this all waiting may affect his future. Please any advice? Did anyone else have similar problem?