Homeopathic Treatment of Cryptorchidism

What are Undescended Testicles (Cryptorchidism)

Cryptorchidism is also known as undescended testicle or "testis"is that situation when it fails to drop into the normal place in the scrotum.This issue is found in about 3 or 4 out of  100 newborns (and up to 21 out of 100 premature newborns). Luckily, about half of these testicles will drop on their own during the first 3 months of life. But testicles won't drop on their own after 3 months of age. Thus, about 1 or 2 out of 100 boys with undescended testicles will need treatment.

It is important not to confuse undescended testicles with "Retractile" testicles. After 6 months of age, a male child has a reflex that temporarily pulls the testicles up to protect them when he is cold or frightened. These testicles are in the scrotum at other times and do not need treatment. Only testicles that are truly undescended need treatment.Uploaded Image

The testicles need to be 2 to 3 degrees cooler than normal body temperature to make sperm. The scrotum is many degrees cooler than body temperature, and so is the ideal place for the testicle. Testicles that don't drop into the scrotum won't work normally. The longer the testicles are too warm, the lower chances are that the sperm in that testicle will mature normally. This can be a cause of infertility, especially when both testicles are affected.


  • Testicular cancer in adulthood (though the risk is still less than 1 in 100)
  • Testicular torsion (twisting of the chord that brings blood to the scrotum)
  • Developing a hernia near the groin

Causes of Cryptorchidism

In most children with this health issue, it Is not known why the testicles fail to drop. It may be because the testicles are not normal to start with. In other cases, there is a mechanical problem. The testicles drop but miss the scrotum, ending up next to the scrotum instead. These are called "ectopic testicles." Or it may be that the baby's hormones can't stimulate the testicles normally. No studies have shown that the problem is caused by something the mother did or ate during pregnancy.

Sometimes the testicles drop but don't attach in the scrotum. Then, when the boy grows, it becomes clear that the testicles are not attached. About 1 of every 5 cases of undescended testicles are found once the boy is no longer a baby. For this reason, all boys should have the location of their testicles checked during each annual physical exam.

Diagnosis of Cryptorchidism

A testicle that can't be felt in a physical exam is called "nonpalpable." Nonpalpable testicles may be in the abdomen (undescended), absent, or very small ("atrophic"). It is important to find out whether there is a testicle that has not dropped. An undescended testicle left inside the abdomen could form a tumor later in life. Such a tumor might not be noticed until it becomes quite large or causes symptoms. Unfortunately, there' is no test, such as an ultrasound, that can definitively show whether a testicle is there.

there are three test by which undescended testicle can be diagnose

  1. Blind-ending testicular blood vessels – proving there is no testicle
  2. Vessels leaving the abdomen – proving there's no testicle in the abdomen
  3. A testicle in the abdomen. If a testicle is found, it is brought down into the scrotum or removed, based on its condition.

Homeopathic Treatment of Cryptorchidism

Homeopathy work well in undescended testicle by taking proper case history.Some of the important medicines for this condition are

Staphysagria, Arnica, Aurum Met, Pulsatilla, Hamamelis Or As Directed by Physician