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    I have recently given birth to a son, and one of his testicles isn't in the right position. Is this normal?

    What is an undescended testis?
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  • Prof Andrew J A Holland

    Paediatric Surgeon

    Professor Holland is a specialist Paediatric Surgeon who has been working in Sydney for over 20 years. Although a general Paediatric Surgeon, his special interests … View Profile

    An undescended testis is one that is not present in the scrotum or sac. It is a very common condition, occurring in up to 5% of newborn boys. Many will descend of their own accord in the first few months of life, but if the testis is not in the scrotum by 3 months of age then usually surgery will be required.

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