How many cases of undescended testis correct themselves?


About half of all cases of undescended testis do not need treatment. This is because the testis or testes eventually descend on their own, correcting the problem themselves. For the remaining cases, if the testicles have not descended by the age of 12 months, surgery or hormone treatment should be used to correct the problem.

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Undescended Testis

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, is a fairly common occurrence in which one or both of the testicles has not moved into the scrotum upon birth. This condition happens in about 4% of baby boys and often corrects itself after ...

a few months. Premature babies have a higher rate of cryptorchidism than full-term pregnancies. Surgery can be used to correct the condition in boys whose testicles have not descended after a few months.

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