Cryptorchidism; Empty scrotum - undescended testes; Scrotum - empty (undescended testes); Monorchism; Vanished testes - undescended; Retractile testes
Usually the testicle will descend into the scrotum without any intervention during the first year of life. If this does not occur, the child may receive hormone injections (B-HCG or testosterone) to try to bring the testicle into the scrotum.
Most cases get better on their own, without any treatment. Medical or surgical correction of the condition is usually successful.
About 5% of patients with undescended testicles do not have testicles that can be found at the time of surgery. This is called a vanished or absent testis.
If one or both testicles do not descend, a man may be infertile later in life. Men who have an undescended testicle at birth are at higher risk of developing
Calling your health care provider
Call your child's health care provider if he appears to have an undescended testicle.
Call your provider if you are a male, 15 years or older and you are unsure how to perform