During a physical examination, the doctor will be able to see that one or both testicles is absent from the scrotum. In the majority of cases, the doctor can feel the testicle above the scrotum. If the doctor cannot find and feel the testicle, a specialist needs to determine its position using a procedure called diagnostic laparoscopy. In this procedure, a specially designed video camera is inserted through a small incision to look at an area inside the body directly.
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