Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Your son's doctor can usually diagnose a retractile testicle. However, if there is any question about the diagnosis or need for immediate treatment, you might be referred to a doctor who specializes in urinary disorders and problems with male genitals in children (pediatric urologist).

Be prepared to answer the following questions on your child's behalf or to help him answer questions:

  • Were both testicles previously identified as descended in a well-baby or annual exam?
  • When did you notice the absence of the testicle in the scrotum?
  • Have you observed this before?
  • Has your child experienced any pain in his testicles or groin?
  • Has your son ever been treated for a hernia?
  • Has your son experienced any trauma to his genitals or groin?
Sept. 16, 2015