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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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What size is an average testicle and how do you calculate the volume.

What size is an average testicle and how do you calculate the volume.

Will vary.: Population based studies have found adult 95% of testes to be 4 to 8cm in length & 18 to 25ml in volume. Two ways to assess volume are commonly used. One is scrotal ultrasound (us) where measurements are taken and volume calculated. Another is an orchidometer, which estimates testis volume. If you have any noticeable change in testicular size, texture, or symmetry, get evaluated without delay. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old male and have change in the size of testicles. Pls guide.

I am 40 years old male and have change in the size of testicles. Pls guide.

Get examined: This needs to assessed by a physician with haste. The actual testicle itself should not increase in size at your age. The scrotum may increase in size for less ominous reasons, but true testicular size increase can be associated with infection or cancer. Please a physician regarding this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the average testicles size?

What is the average testicles size?

Some people say...: Some people say the average size of a testicle is 2x3x5 cm. Not sure who was measured (what age, what ethnicity, etc...) nor who did the measuring. Average may mean that half the guys have somewhat bigger testicles than that, and the other half have somewhat smaller testicles than that. Doesn't really matter unless a testicle is truly much bigger or much smaller than usual. ...Read more

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I'm male 17 why has one of my testicle grown pea sized?

I'm male 17 why has one of my testicle grown pea sized?

Testicular atrophy: May have had testis torsion before birth or in infancy if always very small. Could be result of later torsion if testes used to be same size. U would have had an episode of severe testicular pain & swelling which lasted for a few days & resulted in demise of your testicle. Should see a urologist if this was the case because other testis may be at risk & require simple procedure to secure ...Read more

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My testicles are 4.5cm in length, 2.25cm in breadth, and 2.8 in height, is this normal or small, what is the average size?

My testicles are 4.5cm in length, 2.25cm in breadth, and 2.8 in height,  is this normal or small, what is the average size?

Absolutely normal: In fact your testicular volume is about 25ml which is about average for caucasian or african-ameriacn male. ...Read more

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I'm male 17 why has 1 of my testicle grown pea sized?

I'm male 17 why has 1 of my testicle grown pea sized?

Here are some ...: Either age of 17 or 47, a pea-sized testicle could result from congenital (related with undescended testicle with orchiopexy), post-mumps orchitis since childhood, inadvertent severing testicular artery during inguinal hernia repair or varicocele correction, etc. So, a detailed Hx may help track down the cause for severely shrunk testis. ...Read more

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What cells are testicles mainly made of? If you had an average size testicle. Statistically what types of cells make up the most/ least of it?

What cells are testicles mainly made of? If you had an average size testicle. Statistically what types of cells make up the most/ least of it?

Glandular cells: The testes are made up of many small tubules used to carry maturing sperm out of the body. These tubules are lined with glandular cells. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the average testicle size when measured by ultrasound?

What is the average testicle size when measured by ultrasound?

Will vary.: Population based studies have found adult 95% of testes to be 4-8cm in length, & 18-25ml in volume. Ultrasound (us) & orchidometry studies estimate testis volume based on calculations & each method is subject to error. If you have any noticeable change in testicular size, texture, or symmetry, get evaluated without delay. ...Read more

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Shooting pain right side testicle especially when standing or trying to walk. Me 48 y/o male. Urine is fine. No swelling or pain when i feel right testicle no swelling it looks same size as the left testicle

Symptom : Symptom described by you are suggestive of intermittent testicular torsion. You should be examined by a urologist at your earliest convenience and if pain becomes severe and constant, you should go to er. ...Read more

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