What are the treatment options for undescended testis?

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In order to move an undescended testis down to the scrotum, surgery or hormone therapy may be attempted. Surgery is the more common of the two methods, as it is more effective than hormone therapy. The surgery, called an orchiopexy, is usually accomplished using laparoscopy, a procedure in which a tube is inserted through a small incision. Once the testicle or testicles have been surgically repositioned down to the scrotum, the surgeon will anchor them to the scrotum to prevent them from retracting. Recovery from surgery is generally fast, taking around a week.

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