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What is undescended testis?

Undescended testis is a condition in which one or both testicles do not descend to the scrotum before birth. Normally, when a male baby is developing in the womb, the testicles grow within the abdomen, then descend through a channel in the groin to come to rest in the scrotum, a sack of skin behind the penis. Undescended testes, however, fail to come down either in part or at all, remaining up in the abdomen or somewhere in the channel between the abdomen and scrotum.

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How is undescended testis related to inguinal hernias?
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How do I manage my undescended testis on a daily basis?
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How can undescended testis cause testicular torsion?
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How do other illnesses affect undescended testis?
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