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Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Orchiopexy is surgery to move one or both of your child's undescended testicles from his lower abdomen into his scrotum.


Seek care immediately if:

Call your child's doctor or surgeon if:


Your child may need any of the following:


Let your child rest and sleep as much as he wants. He should not use toys that must be straddled, like a tricycle or toy horse, for 2 weeks. Your child may return to normal activity when his healthcare provider says it is okay.

Apply ice as directed:

Ice helps decrease swelling and pain. Ice may also help prevent tissue damage. Use an ice pack or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel, and place it on your child's surgery area or between his legs for 15 to 20 minutes every hour as directed.

Follow up with your child's doctor or surgeon as directed:

Your child may need an ultrasound test so healthcare providers can check the condition of his testicles. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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