An undescended testicle occurs in about 3 percent of full-term baby boys but in as many as 45 percent of boys born prematurely, explains Dr. Matthew Mason, a pediatric urologist at Upstate University Hospital.
The reasons why one testicle, or occasionally both, does not find its way to the scrotum are unclear, he says, noting that pediatricians check for this problem in well-child visits. Mason describes aspects of the condition and possible complications, such as reduced fertility and testicular cancer, as well as treatment options in this week’s episode.
Also on this week's show: pelvic floor disorders affecting women, and causes of erectile dysfunction and what to do about them.
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