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It feels like I have developed a 3rd testical. It's about the same size but irregular in shape. Feels sensitive. ?

It feels like I have developed a 3rd testical. It's about the same size but irregular in shape. Feels sensitive. ?

Urologist: see your urologist for examination and confirmation. In all likelihood a mass in the scrotum above the testicle is a spermatocele. This usually is a benign cyst which can be excised as an outpatient procedure ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have one testicle much larger than the other?

Is it unusual to have one testicle much larger than the other?

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 small side. Larger side might have a hydrocele. Testes can grow at different rates during puberty ; smaller one may or may not catch up in time ; both testes can otherwise be normal. Thus although not normal maybe ok. Scrotal ultrasound would clarify. ...Read more

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Hello I have a question about a swollen testical on the left side?

Hello I have a question about a swollen testical on the left side?

Swollen testicles: Swelling of the testicle can be due to trauma, infection and twisting of the testicular structures. All warrant a prompt evaluation by a primary care practitioner, and possibly a urologist. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I go about donating a testicle to science.many questions to ask?

How can I go about donating a testicle to science.many questions to ask?

Why?: What is it about your testicle that science would need to study? It is highly unlikely that any research institute in the U.S. is looking for donated testicles to 'study'. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for my boyfriend to have one testicle about 10x bigger than the other?

Would it be unusual or concerning for my boyfriend to have one testicle about 10x bigger than the other?

No: While this is not "normal" it may be a relatively benign cause. A simple exam by a urologist would be in order to rule out any concerning causes, especially if this has developed over a relatively short time. ...Read more

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My left testicle is about three times as big as my other one and is like an oval shape, is this abnormal?

My left testicle is about three times as big as my other one and is like an oval shape, is this abnormal?

Testicle Anatomy: It sound pretty normal to me. One testicle is the dominant one and one is the backup in case of injury to the dominant one. Healthy testicles are almond shaped. ...Read more

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I am 37 yrs old. My right testicle is 20% bigger then my left.I don't have any pain. What should I do & is this abnormal?

I am 37 yrs old. My right testicle is 20% bigger then my left.I don't have any pain. What should I do & is this abnormal?

Testis: Get checked out by a urologist. It may be something as simple as a hydrocele, but you are in the age range for testicular cancer. An exam and possibly an ultrasound should be done. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my left testicle looks bigger than my right? It also hangs lower ? No pain or anything just a question

Anatomy: Perfectly normal for one testicle to hang lower than the other, and usually it is the left that hangs lower. Just as with anything else, there are differences between people, but it is normal for this to occur. Thanks for the question! ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 regulation and cerebral asymmetry as causes. However there are childhood conditions that can cause atrophy or loss of a testicle such as congenital anomalies, trauma, cancer, and more. See doctor for exam to confirm your anatomy is simply the norm. ...Read more

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My right testicle looks abnormal by its positioning, it dosent hurt me but i can feel some discomfort i guess in spermatic cords.What could it be ?

My right testicle looks abnormal by its positioning, it dosent hurt me but i can feel some discomfort i guess in spermatic cords.What could it be ?

The list is huge: "bowling balls, " my ICU attending used to say! if it was a penile problem, the list was "long." he was a character. If you want a list of possible reasons rather than a definitive reason and treatment than I have to wonder, are you an ICU attending? If not, know this, educated guessing is useless and only delays in getting real treatment. Off to a urologist with you. ...Read more

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