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Is there a remedy or solution other than surgery? Massages? Physiotherapy? Medications and hormones?

Unfortunately, it is not so simple. Entering the operating room is the necessary solution for the restoration of testicular normality. There is no other method. As we have seen above, hormonal treatment is often complementary and prior to surgery, but not a substitute for it. Of course, you should not manually manipulate the area with massages or physiotherapy, since it would not only achieve nothing but could be harmful as well.

My baby has a testicle that appears and disappears from his scrotum. Does he have a maldescended testicle?

If it presents that variable behavior, it is very likely a retractile testicle, not a maldescended testicle. As we discussed earlier on this page, retractile testicles don’t require surgery, but observation and patience, because it is a condition that tends to solve by itself when the male is approaching puberty.

Dr. Pedro Lopez Pereira, a renowned urologist who has treated hundreds of children in his long experience at the Hospital La Paz in the Community of Madrid is the head of our Pediatric Unit and he performs all the interventions in addition to following up the results.