Undescended Testicles

What Are Undescended Testicles?

Testicles are the reproductive glands of the male. Normally, the two testicles are located in the scrotum (the sac under the penis). The testicles are responsible for the production of sperm and the male hormone testosterone. The testicles of the male fetus form inside the abdomen and, shortly before birth, descend from the abdomen down into their normal place in the scrotum. An Undescended Testicle is a birth defect found in boys when the testicle fails to move into the normal position in the scrotum. The medical term for this condition is Cryptorchidism and it can affect one or both testicles.


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