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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Could be normal: If not symptomatic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Right usually higher. Hence the chinese name for testicles: huanghunghi-huanghunglo.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Normally, both testicles descend into the scrotum before a baby boy is born. Sometimes only one descends, and doctors have to move the other one down ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Testes: It is not uncommon to have a size discrepancy. The real question is whether one is too small or too large. I would be more concerned if this was a re ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Some asymmetry is normal. It depends on how different they are and if other signs or symptoms are present (i.e. Tenderness, underlying induration, ma ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Expect this.If testicle is irregular; that is a different story.You are (at 34) beyond "high risk" for testicular disease but your dr can help assuage ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Potentially: Need examined--can be indication of infection, or cancer, or vascular issue. See your dr or a urologist for evaluation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Breast asymmetry: This is normal. If you are concerned that there is enlargement of one breast due to an abnormality, then you need to be checked clinically.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Some asymmetry in the testicles in size and position is normal. Screening for testicular cancer prior to puberty is not generally recommended. New c ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Staley
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Labia come in all shapes and sizes.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not always equal.: It is not unusual for one testicle to lie a little higher than the other. This is usually not a problem. They are not always completely symmetrical in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: This is likely a normal variant, but he ahoild be evaluated just in case.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Normal: You did the right thing to have an examination. You are of the age when serious problems (like testicular cancer) can occur. You can return to your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Testicular asymmetry: There can be some variation in size between the testicles. If you have significant variation, or if the change is recently noticed, it is worth gettin ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not normal: But need not be a problem unless smaller testis is much higher than the other, have had mumps in the past, or have a large varicocele or hernia on sma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Breast asymmetry: Contrary to common belief we are not symmetric, meaning we are not the same on each side of our body. One hand or foot may be a different size and it ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: Facial asymmetry which can give the appearace you describe is common. If this is new, then please see an ophthalmologist to have this evaluated.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Spermatocele: Spermatocele is an abnormal retention cyst or collection of fluid at the epididymis (the "cap" on the back of the testis) or rete testis and depending ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Yes: It may be nothing but you should have it checked out. Some men are born with large discrepancies in size. One testicle may have lost its blood suppl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It's all relative.: The testicles are round and the penis is oblong. There is no reason to compare their dimensions and no problems exist. Besides, there's nothing you ca ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely normal: Asymmetry in the paired organ is quite normal. Woman generally have one breast larger than the other. As long as the size is stable, there is no need ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Normally the l testicle is lower than the right.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
23 years experience Urology
Left varicocele: Veins in the scrotum are usually varicocele. Varicocele is more common on the left side. This has to do with the way the vein course back to heart fro ... Read More
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