How is a retractile testicle treated?
Treatment for a retractile testicle is usually not needed. At Children's Hospital Colorado, we prefer to evaluate your child periodically to ensure that his testicle is in the scrotum. Your child's primary care doctor will also evaluate your child's during regular wellness exams.
What is an orchiopexy for an undescended testicle?
Treatment may be needed if a retractile testicle becomes an undescended testicle. The treatment for an undescended testicle is a surgery called orchiopexy.
During this procedure, a small incision is made in the groin so the surgeon can locate the testicle. A second incision is then made at the base of the scrotum where the testicle is placed, which helps prevent it from twisting or moving upward.
Why choose Children's Colorado for retractile testicle diagnosis and treatment?
Within the Department of Pediatric Urology, our experts have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of retractile testicles. We understand that this can be a very sensitive topic for parents and families, which is why we work with the family to ensure the best course is taken for every child.
If your child does need treatment for his retractile testicle, our urology surgeons offer exceptional outcomes and expert pediatric care.