A testicle without sagging (cryptorchidism) is a testicle that, prior to birth, did not move into the correct position in the skin sac that hangs under the penis (scrotum). Usually only one testicle is affected, but about 10% of the time neither testicle has descended.
A testicle without sagging is usually rare, but common in premature boys.
The vast majority of the time, the testicle is properly positioned on its own in the first few months of its life. If your son has a testicle that doesn’t self-correct, surgery can move the testicle into the scrotum. Undescended testicle Treatment in Hyderabad
Not seeing or feeling a testicle where you would expect it to be in the scrotum is the main sign of a testicle without sagging.
The testes form in the abdomen during fetal development. During the last two months of normal fetal development, the testicles gradually descend from the abdomen through a tubular passage through the groin (groin duct) into the scrotum. In the case of a testicle without sagging, this process either stops or is delayed. Undescended testicle Treatment in Hyderabad
The exact cause of a scrotum is not known. A combination of genetics, maternal health, and other environmental factors can disrupt the hormones, physical changes, and nerve activity that affect testicular development.
Factors that can increase the risk of testicular loss in a newborn include:
- Low birth weight
- Premature birth
- Family history of testicles with no sagging or other genital development problems
- Conditions of the fetus that may limit growth, such as Down’s syndrome or an abdominal wall abnormality
- Maternal Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy
- Mother’s cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
- Parent exposure to certain pesticides. Undescended testicle Treatment in Hyderabad