Undescended Testis (Cryptorchidism)

Symptoms: 

Having an undescended testis does not cause any symptoms at all. It does not cause pain. However two distinct testicles are seen in a male baby’s scrotum (the sac-like organ beneath the penis). The scrotum may appear bag-like or empty in babies with an undescended testicle. The scrotum may also appear smaller than normal or uneven.

Tests to diagnose: 

An X-ray or ultrasound imaging test may help to detect and confirm the diagnosis of the undescended testicle. Other tests include blood test, urine test, laparoscopy and physical examination.

Treatment: 

The treatment includes:

  • Orchiopexy surgery
  • Hormone injections (B-HCG or testosterone) to try to bring the testicle into the scrotum

For more information visit the following websites

https://www.auanet.org/education/guidelines/cryptorchidism.cfm