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A 34-year-old male asked:

What causes the testicles to be lopsided with one side hanging lower? how do you know if this is normal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Often one testicle is bigger. It is common for one to hang slightly lower. Testicles should be free of pain,lumps,and should be firm but not rock hard. If you have concerns, see your physician or a urologist for evaluation & advice.
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A male asked:

What could cause a hard testicle ? It is also hanging lower than the other

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Needs to be checked: It may be a scrotal hernia or a mass in the testis it needs to be checked by your doctor and if indicated you may need an ultrasound exam as well.It mau be an infection or a tumor
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A 25-year-old male asked:
1. My left testicle is hanging lower than the right one but when I have erection or during cold times both testicles are at the same level to the top. 2. My right testicle looks like it's bit forward than the left one. Is this normal?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Yes it is. In the skin of the scrotum there is a muscle (cremasteric) which relaxes (in warmth) and tightens (in cold)making the testicles move. You a... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Left testicle is hanging much lower than normal, also it doesn't retract like the right one when coughing, etc. What can be done for this?
Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 61 years experience
Normal: Testicles don't hang equally..One is always lower than other.This is normal the right one has less distance to retract. I believe the lt descends i... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
My right testicle is a bigger and hanging lower than my left testicle. Nothing hurts or looks unusual than that. What causes this, is it normal?
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Exam To Confirm Norm: Testicular asymmetry is usually normal. Commonly right is larger and left hangs lower. Although cause is unclear, some literature suggests temperature... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Left testicle is hanging lower than normal, also it doesn't retract or move at all like the right one when coughing, etc. What can be done for this?
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
I recommend showing and discussing with your Dr. Test cremasteric reflex. Google it for details.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Can a spermatocele affect the cremaster reflex? Have one above left testicle and it is hanging much lower than normal, also left one doesn't retract
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
No, it can't: Plus, it is normal for one testicle to hang lower than the other.
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Last updated Mar 27, 2021

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