Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If your son has a retractile testicle, he might be sensitive about his appearance. He might have anxieties about looking different from friends or classmates. To help your son cope:

  • Explain in simple terms what a retractile testicle is.
  • Remind him that there's nothing wrong with him.
  • Explain that the position of the testicle is something you, your son and his doctor will pay attention to and fix, if necessary.
  • Help him practice a response if he's teased or asked about the condition.
  • Buy loosefitting boxer shorts and swim trunks that might make the condition less noticeable when changing clothes and playing sports at school.
  • Be aware of signs of anxiety, such as not participating in sports that he would normally enjoy.
Sept. 16, 2015