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mom's of boys that have had testical problems when an infant

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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My son just had his two month doctors appointment this morning.  When he was born, one of his testicles had not dropped and the doctor said most of the time it could take up to two months to drop.  Well, it hasn't dropped yet.  The doctor checked him out and said it could have possibly gotten twisted when I was pregnant with him.  My husband did not go with me, he had to go to work this morning, so I was by myself.  When I told my husband, he said it sounded like it could be a hernia.   The doctor said to come back in two months and if it hasn't dropped by then, we will have to go to a hospital in Pittsburgh to get it fixed.  If it is a hernia, should it be looked at sooner?  Wouldn't it be hurting him?  We took him to the doctor 3 weeks ago and told them that my son cries and is cranky for hours on end and there's nothing else left for us to do anything and they determined he was colicky, but now I'm thinking this may be the reason.  Because when he cries or is cranky, it's not like what other people have described there kid's being colicky.  I know not all kids are the same, but could this be why he's upset a lot of the time? Should I get a second opinion?

Also, if any mom's son's have had a hernia like this, was he able to play contact sports later in life?  The doctor told me he might not be able to play any and that makes me so sad for him.   Thanks for any advice.

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GirlieGal76
by Bronze Member on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM


Quoting shoot4thestars:

My son just had his two month doctors appointment this morning.  When he was born, one of his testicles had not dropped and the doctor said most of the time it could take up to two months to drop.  Well, it hasn't dropped yet.  The doctor checked him out and said it could have possibly gotten twisted when I was pregnant with him.  My husband did not go with me, he had to go to work this morning, so I was by myself.  When I told my husband, he said it sounded like it could be a hernia.   The doctor said to come back in two months and if it hasn't dropped by then, we will have to go to a hospital in Pittsburgh to get it fixed.  If it is a hernia, should it be looked at sooner?  Wouldn't it be hurting him?  We took him to the doctor 3 weeks ago and told them that my son cries and is cranky for hours on end and there's nothing else left for us to do anything and they determined he was colicky, but now I'm thinking this may be the reason.  Because when he cries or is cranky, it's not like what other people have described there kid's being colicky.  I know not all kids are the same, but could this be why he's upset a lot of the time? Should I get a second opinion?

Also, if any mom's son's have had a hernia like this, was he able to play contact sports later in life?  The doctor told me he might not be able to play any and that makes me so sad for him.   Thanks for any advice.

I thought your husband was the one who said it sounded like a hernia, not the doctor? Why would the doctor tell you he might not be able to play sports if he never mentioned the hernia?

I also doubt the doctor said he could never play sports but that you misunderstood him somehow. Otherwise you have an idiot doctor. After the surgery he would have to refrain from any contact sports for 2-3 weeks, but since he's only 2 months old I don't know why a doctor would even mention sports....

If he had to have an orchiopexy, which is the surgery for undescended testicles, he will be fine. It really isn't a big deal and just sounds scarier than it is. It also shouldn't affect his chances of having kids in the future.

Loke1969
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Your son being cranky and crying most time could be because of his testicle problem. I would get the doctor to check him sooner than later. When my son was born one of his testicles were twisted. We didn't find this out until 9 hours later, when the doctor was getting ready to circumsize him. The thing that shocked the doctor was that our son was not crying. So, my son was moved to a different hospital and underwent surgery....first to see if the testicle could be saved. If it could be saved, they were gonna do it. It could not be saved, so the doctor removed it. He is doing great and I thank God he has one that is functioning correctly (Yay...he will be able to give us grandchildren :) Later when he is older, we will sit with him and explain to him what happened when he was born and what we needed to do. He will then have the choice to decide if he wants to have surgery done to makes it "look" normal (that is how the doctor stated it).

Hope all goes well for your son...If you need someone to talk to, I am here

honeybee69
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Mine had one that would hide. We just kept an eye on it and it dropped eventually by itsel by the time he was 3.

NDADanceMom
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM
My son had surgery to fix his hernia and plays football on his middle school team.
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shoot4thestars
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 9:56 AM

 


Quoting GirlieGal76:


Quoting shoot4thestars:

My son just had his two month doctors appointment this morning.  When he was born, one of his testicles had not dropped and the doctor said most of the time it could take up to two months to drop.  Well, it hasn't dropped yet.  The doctor checked him out and said it could have possibly gotten twisted when I was pregnant with him.  My husband did not go with me, he had to go to work this morning, so I was by myself.  When I told my husband, he said it sounded like it could be a hernia.   The doctor said to come back in two months and if it hasn't dropped by then, we will have to go to a hospital in Pittsburgh to get it fixed.  If it is a hernia, should it be looked at sooner?  Wouldn't it be hurting him?  We took him to the doctor 3 weeks ago and told them that my son cries and is cranky for hours on end and there's nothing else left for us to do anything and they determined he was colicky, but now I'm thinking this may be the reason.  Because when he cries or is cranky, it's not like what other people have described there kid's being colicky.  I know not all kids are the same, but could this be why he's upset a lot of the time? Should I get a second opinion?

Also, if any mom's son's have had a hernia like this, was he able to play contact sports later in life?  The doctor told me he might not be able to play any and that makes me so sad for him.   Thanks for any advice.

I thought your husband was the one who said it sounded like a hernia, not the doctor? Why would the doctor tell you he might not be able to play sports if he never mentioned the hernia?

I also doubt the doctor said he could never play sports but that you misunderstood him somehow. Otherwise you have an idiot doctor. After the surgery he would have to refrain from any contact sports for 2-3 weeks, but since he's only 2 months old I don't know why a doctor would even mention sports....

If he had to have an orchiopexy, which is the surgery for undescended testicles, he will be fine. It really isn't a big deal and just sounds scarier than it is. It also shouldn't affect his chances of having kids in the future.


 It has't descended yet.  The doctor isn't sure if it's twisted or not, he referred us to a specialist to look it and make sure and then they'll do the surgery.  I think the doctor said if it is twisted then he may not be able to play sports.  I thought that's what he said anyways, but he'll be able to have children because he still has the one.  I really  hope it's not a hernia and it just needs to descend.

shoot4thestars
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

 


Quoting Loke1969:

Your son being cranky and crying most time could be because of his testicle problem. I would get the doctor to check him sooner than later. When my son was born one of his testicles were twisted. We didn't find this out until 9 hours later, when the doctor was getting ready to circumsize him. The thing that shocked the doctor was that our son was not crying. So, my son was moved to a different hospital and underwent surgery....first to see if the testicle could be saved. If it could be saved, they were gonna do it. It could not be saved, so the doctor removed it. He is doing great and I thank God he has one that is functioning correctly (Yay...he will be able to give us grandchildren :) Later when he is older, we will sit with him and explain to him what happened when he was born and what we needed to do. He will then have the choice to decide if he wants to have surgery done to makes it "look" normal (that is how the doctor stated it).

Hope all goes well for your son...If you need someone to talk to, I am here

Thank you.  We're trying to get a sooner appointment with the specialist.  I'm glad everything worked out for your son.

 

LizzieAnnesMom
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM
If they just need to drop a testicle, don't worry, he will be fine. My nephew had his surgically dropped, he plays sports and will play football. As for a hernia. Dh had double hernia surgery when he was a baby, he played football in middle and high school, along with track and baseball. Now they will tell you, if it is a hernia, that your son may never have kids. Well i am pregnant with our third. Lol so not true. Keep calm hun. I am sure everything will be just fine.
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LizzieAnnesMom
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Yeah that not having kids business is bs lol. They told my mil that about dh. He had a double hernia. I am pregnant with number three.

Quoting shoot4thestars:

 




Quoting GirlieGal76:




Quoting shoot4thestars:


My son just had his two month doctors appointment this morning.  When he was born, one of his testicles had not dropped and the doctor said most of the time it could take up to two months to drop.  Well, it hasn't dropped yet.  The doctor checked him out and said it could have possibly gotten twisted when I was pregnant with him.  My husband did not go with me, he had to go to work this morning, so I was by myself.  When I told my husband, he said it sounded like it could be a hernia.   The doctor said to come back in two months and if it hasn't dropped by then, we will have to go to a hospital in Pittsburgh to get it fixed.  If it is a hernia, should it be looked at sooner?  Wouldn't it be hurting him?  We took him to the doctor 3 weeks ago and told them that my son cries and is cranky for hours on end and there's nothing else left for us to do anything and they determined he was colicky, but now I'm thinking this may be the reason.  Because when he cries or is cranky, it's not like what other people have described there kid's being colicky.  I know not all kids are the same, but could this be why he's upset a lot of the time? Should I get a second opinion?


Also, if any mom's son's have had a hernia like this, was he able to play contact sports later in life?  The doctor told me he might not be able to play any and that makes me so sad for him.   Thanks for any advice.


I thought your husband was the one who said it sounded like a hernia, not the doctor? Why would the doctor tell you he might not be able to play sports if he never mentioned the hernia?


I also doubt the doctor said he could never play sports but that you misunderstood him somehow. Otherwise you have an idiot doctor. After the surgery he would have to refrain from any contact sports for 2-3 weeks, but since he's only 2 months old I don't know why a doctor would even mention sports....


If he had to have an orchiopexy, which is the surgery for undescended testicles, he will be fine. It really isn't a big deal and just sounds scarier than it is. It also shouldn't affect his chances of having kids in the future.




 It has't descended yet.  The doctor isn't sure if it's twisted or not, he referred us to a specialist to look it and make sure and then they'll do the surgery.  I think the doctor said if it is twisted then he may not be able to play sports.  I thought that's what he said anyways, but he'll be able to have children because he still has the one.  I really  hope it's not a hernia and it just needs to descend.

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ThreeReasons123
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM

My son (who is 1) JUST had this surgery yesterday, although you'd never know, he's playing and being his same rambuncious self!  Does anyone here remember what it looked like AFTE surgery? because as of this morning it still doesnt look like his testicles are actually IN his scrotum, well maybe 1 but def not 2  

emerald111
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

My friend had to have her son's circumcision re-done and the doctor noticed that one of his testicles didn't descend all the way down and so they had to get fixed. It was jut a minor surgery.

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