Elfrieda - posted on 06/18/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son's left testicle popped back up when he was 5 weeks old. The dr wasn't too concerned, as he could feel it right at the opening. He wanted to see if it would come down again.
Well, my son's 18 month check-up is coming up, and it's still not down. I've looked on the internet, and there are a variety of opinions on this. Some boys have an operation when they are age 4-8, but other websites say that you've got to do it before the age of 2, otherwise the fertility aspect will suffer.
If there are any moms who have dealt with this, I'd like to get your stories and opinions. My husband says we need to get it done before he starts feeling self-conscious about it, I'm not sure what the dr will say, since he's a very "Wait and See" kind of guy, and I think it might be difficult to keep an incision clean when my baby's still in diapers, but I certainly want grandchildren (that's weird to think about!), so I don't want to compromise his fertility.
Advice? The appointment's on Wednesday. If I want to, I'm sure the dr will refer me to a surgeon, but I don't know how much to trust what a surgeon says. Don't surgeons always want to cut?