Undescended Testicles (Cryptorchidism)
A condition in which one or both fail to move from the , where they develop before birth, into the .
About Undescended Testicles
are the two small ball-shaped inside the (the of below the ) that make male and . An undescended happens when one or both of a child’s testicles do not drop down into the scrotum before birth. This condition is called “cryptorchidism.”
When a baby boy develops in his mother’s , the form in the infant’s (belly). Right before birth, the testicles drop down (descend) into the .
In some babies, one or both do not drop down like they should. Undescended testicles may be in the belly or groin area. It is also possible for a baby to be born without one or both testicles. Undescended testicles could be healthy and work normally. Sometimes, however, undescended testicles do not develop correctly and do not work like they should…