When your child has a testicle that does not move down into the scrotum it is considered undescended.
The testicle is usually found to be still remaining in the child's inguinal (groin) region. In rare cases both testicles are undescended. Marshfield Clinic treat infants with this concern.
Often the testicle will descend on its own but if not, a Marshfield Clinic physician will recommend a procedure to correct the condition.
If the testicle is found to be present in the groin and has not descended within the first year, your doctor may recommend surgery to move it down to the scrotum.
In some cases the testicle is malformed or is still within the abdomen and will not function and the testicle will need to be removed.