Hormone Therapy for Undescended Testicle
How It Works
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulates the testicles to release Reference testosterone Opens New Window. As a result, a boy's Reference undescended testicle Opens New Window may complete its descent, at least temporarily.
HCG usually is injected into a muscle, such as in the buttocks, and may be given daily or weekly.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology