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Q: If a baby testicles haven’t dropped, do you recommend surgery, if so what age?

Ans: If the testicles truly have not dropped at all, then yes a surgical consult is needed. That will generally be by one year of age.

Typically the testicles will be high in the inguinal canal and will drop intermittently. A warm bath helps that. There is a muscle called the cremaster muscle that draws them they may seem like they have not dropped but actuality are just pulled up by that muscle. Your pediatrician checks to see if both testicles are able to be felt ..and when we can find and feel them both then no worries and no referral as they will drop in to the scrotal sack on their own with time..

Hope this answers your question.

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