My 4 and a half year olds testicles still haven't descended properly

Vicky - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I just wondered if anyone else has had this problem. My 4 and a half year old little boy's testicles have always been "up" more than "down" and about 3 years ago we took him to a dr and then to the hospital for an appointment and were told that it wasn't a problem and that they would descend properly given time. They come down when he is in the bath but as soon as he gets out they go back up and stay there. Just wondered how long is long enough before I should contact the dr again or if any of you think the dr was right and I should just give it time? Thanks x

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Sue - posted on 12/28/2009

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Just be patient, I've got 2boys and it took a while for their testicles to come down. If they don't after 5yrs of age get them checked again. Each child is different, If your child is at day care or at a mother's group' just discuss this with other mother's who have boys and see if they have had similar problems, they can offer support and understanding of your anxiety.

Louise - posted on 12/28/2009

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my son had the same problem but by the time he was 5 they had fallen into correct position

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