What are the symptoms of undescended testis?

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There are no immediate symptoms of undescended testes. Apart from the obvious lack of one or both testicles in the scrotum, the condition is not painful, nor is it immediately dangerous. However, if it is not treated it can cause complications later in life, and men born with undescended testis are at higher risk of developing certain conditions and diseases later in life.

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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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