Undescended Testis (Cryptorchidism)


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.


The treatment includes:

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

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