Hormone Therapy for Undescended Testicle
What To Think About
This medicine has caused the sexual organs of some boys to develop too quickly.
In some boys, an undescended testicle will descend during puberty without needing hCG. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of hCG treatment early on or waiting until your child has gone through puberty.
Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat a health problem. If your child takes medicine as your doctor suggests, it will improve your child's health and may prevent future problems. If your child doesn't take the medicines properly, his health (and perhaps life) may be at risk.
There are many reasons why people have trouble taking their medicine. But in most cases, there is something you can do. For suggestions on how to work around common problems, see the topic Reference Taking Medicines as Prescribed.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology