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Is there a pattern in which testicle hangs higher than the other and does abnormality in position indicate something wrong?

Is there a pattern in which testicle hangs higher than the other and does abnormality in position indicate something wrong?

More or less equal: Both testes should lie at the base of the scrotum and should be equal in size. The right testicle is often slightly higher than the left, however the difference should be slight. One testis much higher than the other is ok provided the higher one is beyond the neck of scrotum. Any testis above the scrotum is in a wrong position and a urologists opinion should be obtained. ...Read more

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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One of my testicles hangs visibly higher than the other. Could something be wrong?

One of my testicles hangs visibly higher than the other. Could something be wrong?

Probably not: Most men have one testicle higher than the other. One testicle remains higher than the other in some cases of incomplete testicular descent. However, there is no need for concern, if both testes are in the scrotum, are similar in size and symptom free. ...Read more

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My left testicle is lower and horizontal position while my right testicle is higher and vertical position. Normal?

My left testicle is lower and horizontal position while my right testicle is higher and vertical position. Normal?

Yes, it could be...: Hi! Alen, What you observed & described about your sac & its contents could be normal for your unique situation. So, leave them alone as long as being comfortable. How to handle daily health-related concerns effectively? Peruse article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and the list of Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. ...Read more

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I think my right testicle changes position. Sometimes higher than right, sometimes its equal but I don't have any pain. Is this a problem?

Normal: The raising and lowering of the testicles is your body's attempt to regulate the heat to keep them safe, healthy and producing sperm. It is not abnormal for them to be asymmetrical. ...Read more

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My testicles don't hang low any more there always uo close, to my body or, in me what could be wrong?

My testicles don't hang low any more there always uo close, to my body or, in me what could be wrong?

Nothing: The testicles and scrotum have a muscle that causes it to retract. The testes may hang lower or rise as one ages depending on the tonicity of this muscle (cremaster muscle). It is of no clinical significance and can be monitored if there are no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can orpiodexy be reversed ie stiching of ball to scrotum what risk to unstich? Position at moment causes pain and testicle rides higher..

Orchiopexy: It can be redone but there is no guarantee that your testicle will not stay high and pain will persist. You may have a hyperactive cremasteric muscle that may pull your testicle higher. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and my testicles don't hang low and seem small. My brothers are normal size and hang normally. What's wrong with mine?

I'm 19 and my testicles don't hang low and seem small. My brothers are normal size and hang normally. What's wrong with mine?

Problem possible: Testicular atrophy is a problem that can be due to a variety of factors. Genetic causes, low hormones, varicoceles, and history of trauma can cause the testicles to be smaller than the normal size. See a urologist and obtain a sonogram to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Left testicle was suddenly higher and more forward than the right. A lot of pain and discomfort for over a month now. Urologist says nothing is wrong.

Left testicle was suddenly higher and more forward than the right. A lot of pain and discomfort for over a month now. Urologist says nothing is wrong.

Cord Inflammation: It is good you saw the urologist, testicular tumor was rules out, most likely you have inflammation of spermatic cord, once subsides in couple of wks, would be back to same position. ...Read more

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All my life my testicles use to hang low. Now for the last 2 months they hang high all the time. Ultrasound normal. What is wrong?

Happens: Could be as simple as lower ambient temperature and testicles trying to get closer to the core. As long as US is normal and u have no pain or redness, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Minor ache pain in testicle has been 3 days feels tender and soar. One testicle looks slighty higher then the other no swelling at all. What's wrong?

Minor ache pain in testicle has been 3 days feels tender and soar. One testicle looks slighty higher then the other no swelling at all. What's wrong?

See answer: Most common causes of testicular pain/discomfort as described by you and in a young make would be epididymitis (infection or non-infectious) or non-bacterial prostatitis. Infectious causes usually associated with noticeable swelling, pain, and tenderness and non-infectious causes less so. Normal to have one testicle ride higher than the other and may be more pronounced with inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr has asked for MRI after abdomin CT scan where some abnormality is seen in one if the testicle. What could be possible reason for this?

Dr has asked for MRI after abdomin CT scan where some abnormality is seen in one if the testicle. What could be possible reason for this?

CT is not the best: Study for evaluating the testicles, so presumably there was a questionable abnormality or non specific abnormality that requires further imaging. Impossible to speculate what it is without more info. Usually ultrasound is the initial imaging study of choice for evaluating the testicles. ...Read more

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Why is my right testicle swollen and why is it higher than the other? With a little pain

Testicles & Scrotum: If the testicle is swollen there is either an infection or there has been trauma to the scrotum. The heat of the body and the heat of the testicles are well regulated and the are brought closer or pushed farther away from the body based on keeping the testicles stable.

If you have pain and if the area is warm to touch you need to be seen by a professional. ...Read more

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I hurt my pelvic muscles badly over a year ago deadlifting. Since then, left testicle hangs higher than it used to. What could this be? Thanks

I hurt my pelvic muscles badly over a year ago deadlifting. Since then, left testicle hangs higher than it used to. What could this be? Thanks

Could be normal: Most of the time right testicle is slightly lower than left (left will be up) and pelvic muscles has no roll. You see your doctor, you may have developed a hernia. ...Read more

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2 months after bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery, my right testicle hangs higher than left, and spermatic cord is still sore, normal?

2 months after bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery, my right testicle hangs higher than left, and spermatic cord is still sore, normal?

Yes: What you describe is not unusual. It is normal for one testis to hang a bit lower than its mate. You are likely the same as you were prior to surgery, but now you are focused and more aware of your anatomy. The cord tenderness will be resolving soon. ...Read more

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How much lower is it normal for one testicle to hang than the other? Visibly lower normal?

Usually normal.: No problem provided higher testis is beyond neck of scrotum ;/or does not feel uncomfortable. Left is usually the lower testicle if one is lower than the other. One of my old professors said it was because most men are right-handed and would not have to reach as far for the right testis. ...Read more

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I know its normal for left testicle to hang lower than the right, but what about when it hangs a lot lower? Noticed this about 1 wk ago.

I know its normal for left testicle to hang lower than the right, but what about when it hangs a lot lower? Noticed this about 1 wk ago.

Right testis high?: Has there been a change in position of testse with left lower or right higher? Testes do not change position without symptoms of pain, presence of a new lump or cyst or hydrocele (fluid around testis). Your right testis might be higher than usual. No problem provided testis is beyond neck of scrotum. One testis much lower might be of cosmetic concern, otherwise should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Why does one of my testicles hang lower than the other? No pain with this

That: That is a common and fairly normal finding, that the testicles may not be symmetric and one seems to lay lower than the other. As long as there is no associated pain or redness or discomfort, it is generally not anything to be concerned about. If you are a man between 15 and 50, it is probably also useful to do a regular testicular self exam, to get to know what your normal anatomy is like, and the testicles should be consistent and stable in size and firmness, and if one or both become larger or change in firmness, or even seems to develop a growth or mass, that is a different issue and probably deserves a medical evaluation. ...Read more