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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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I just noticed one of my testicles is rock hard and a bit larger than the other - is this a problem? Likely causes?

I just noticed one of my testicles is rock hard and a bit larger than the other - is this a problem? Likely causes?

See doctor ASAP: A "rock hard " testicle is not normal and needs evaluation right away. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My testicles are larger than normal and fill my palm. No pain but at a point on the upper right lobe there is a hard lump. Pl advice?

My testicles are larger than normal and fill my palm. No pain but at a point on the upper right lobe there is a hard lump. Pl advice?

No rush, but ask: I'm assuming you don't have bilateral hydroceles. Testicular size is quite variable in size, and even vary from man to man over the course of years even if not taking medications. If they've always been quite large, you may have a weak dose of fragile x. A truly hard round lump in the epididymus is usually a benign adenomatous tumor. Your physician can sort this out next visit. ...Read more

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What does a large testicle mean?

What does a large testicle mean?

See details: There are several causes. You need to see a urologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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One testicle larger than the other. What can be causing this?

One testicle larger than the other. What can be causing this?

?hydrocele or testis: Larger side might have a hydrocele, tumor or cyst. Smaller testicle might have been previously corrected undescended testis, munps in past or presence of a large varicocele. 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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Is it normal for 1 testicle to be a bit harder than the other?

Is it normal for 1 testicle to be a bit harder than the other?

Not normal: Both testicles should have a similar consistency. Needs to checked by a urologist, especially if one testicle became harder as a new finding, or harder testis is larger than the other. Testicular calcifications (microlithiasis), tumor, lymphoma, leukemia are all remote possibilities. Scrotal ultrasound will provide the answer. ...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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I have a large dis formed thing attached to my right testicle?

I have a large dis formed thing attached to my right testicle?

See a doctor ASAP: Any large thing attached to your testicle is potentially serious. It might not be too serious, but it might be testicular cancer, which, while serious, usually responds well to treatment. But the sooner you are treated the better. You can start with a family doctor or internist, but the best specialist to see is a urologist; if you call and explain your situation you should able to be seen soon. ...Read more

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My husband's right testicle is much larger than left. Is it ok?

My husband's right testicle is much larger than left. Is it ok?

See MD: Your husband should see a urologist to have an exam and scrotal ultrasound to identify if there is an issue with the right or with the left testicle. It could be atrophy of the left (shrinkage) or an abnormality on the right if the left is normal size. Either way, see md immediately. ...Read more

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Why would my testicle still hurt after being hit hard a year ago?

Why would my testicle still hurt after being hit hard a year ago?

Chronic pain: Testicular injuries vary from mild bruising to complete rupture where the lining that holds the testicular tissue breaks. This can set up a severe inflammatory reaction that can lead to bleeding, fluid build up and, in extreme cases, loss of the testicle. A scrotal ultrasound can help see if any of these possibilities apply. Some men develop chronic pain from testicular injuries. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about a testicle that is hard and painful?

Infection?: It could be an infection of the testicle (orchitis) or the epididymis (epididymitis). See a doctor right away. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right testicle is way bigger and harder to the left testical?

What does it mean when the right testicle is way bigger and harder to the left testical?

See your doctor: This can be something of concern, so you need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. You may be referred to a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does height and weight have an effect on testicle size how big should they be 5'7" 130lbs?

Does height and weight have an effect on testicle size how big should they be 5'7" 130lbs?

Not related to Wt/Ht: Size of your Testis is not related to size of your body including Weight and Height
Normal Testicular Size is as follows
Length 2inches 5cm
Width 0.8 inch 2cm
Height 1.2inch 3cm
Some are bigger than this and other may be smaller ...Read more

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What happens when a testicle swells up really big & a month later it's flat an small like it's gone?

What happens when a testicle swells up really big & a month later it's flat an small like it's gone?

Hydrocele: Is the swelling completely gone and is the testicle back to normal? If so the most likely thing is a hydrocele which is just a fluid collection around the testicle. The most common cause is trauma or an infection of the testicle and it is completely benign. If it gets big and small and big and small this is a communicating hydrocele or a hernia and would likely need surgery to fix. ...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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Hi My Right Testicle is hard to the touch and hurts a little bit, this has been going on for 3 days please help. ?

Hi My Right Testicle is hard to the touch and hurts a little bit, this has been going on for 3 days please help. ?

Get examined now: The potential causes of orchalgia (testicular pain) are numerous and can be either direct, such as torsion, infection, tumor or trauma; or indirect such as a ureteral stone, lower spine disorder or nerve entrapment. Immediate assessment is imperative especially in the teenage years as certain problems can result in testicular loss if medical intervention is delayed. ...Read more

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My right testicle is 2 times larger than the left one. I am worried about losing a testicle. What are some ways to help?

Seek pro-evaluation: Without a look & palpation, it's hard to offer accurate Dx. Clinically, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution of the pain & swelling and their potentially related Sx to urologist for analysis + exam + tests so to ensure NO recurrent testicular torsion with spontaneous detorsion or STD-related urethritis leading to epididymitis or hydrocele... ...Read more

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On my right testicle I have a thin, hard line (attached to the front of testicle). 1.5 cm in length. No other symptoms. Any thoughts?

On my right testicle I have a thin, hard line (attached to the front of testicle). 1.5 cm in length. No other symptoms. Any thoughts?

New or old finding?: if new finding, see your PCP for an examination. Depending on the findings, he/she may order an ultrasound for additional information. ...Read more

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In the past week and half my left testicle has enlarged and is hard to the touch it presents with no pain , just minor discomfort 42 male

In the past week and half my left testicle has enlarged and is hard to the touch it presents with no pain , just minor discomfort 42 male

This : This could be many things, but you need to make sure it is not something serious. Many cases of testicular cancer can present in this fashion. A scrotal ultrasound, which uis a painless type of imaging that does not involve radiation, should be done as soon as possible. I strongly recommend seeing your primary care physician or an urologist as soon as possible to have this enlargement evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have one testicle very large than the other what would cause this and should I be concerned about it? It does not cause any discomfort.

See doc now: If the enlargement of your testicle is new and has not been examined by a doctor, it needs to be examined right away. There are benign reasons for masses in the scrotum, but testicular cancer is always a concern. Go get it examined now. ...Read more

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I got hit in the balls and my left testicle is larger (2-3x) than my right one. I tried ice and I don't believe it shrunk too much. What should I do?

I got hit in the balls and my left testicle is larger (2-3x) than my right one. I tried ice and I don't believe it shrunk too much. What should I do?

Testicular Trauma: If your testicle was injured, and it is as swollen as you describe and painful, you should seek urgent evaluation by your primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department. After you've been examined, it may be determined that an imaging test is needed to evaluate the extent of injury. ...Read more

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Hi..my testicle got small.why? an how to make them big again an its that possible to reagain there size? help me by suggesting what to do with this?

Hi..my testicle got small.why?  an how to make them big again an its that possible to reagain there size? help me by suggesting what to do with this?

Here are some...: How have you perceived the testicles got smaller? How long has it been? Generally speaking, physical growth stops naturally after marching into adulthood, which for men is around 18. However, it is still advisable to see urologist who can verify & counsel you for what your testes are in adequate size . Meanwhile, for one at 21, it is advisable to practice testicular self-examination. ...Read more

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I recently noticed something growing inside my testicle, it is just below my left testicle, round in shape and hard. I have a history of viricocel. sh?

Are you sure?: How do you know a growing inside left testis? How long? How does it bother you? Varicocele is common, in fact, occurring in some 10-15% of men with >90% on left side. Current info is not enough to deduce right diagnosis. To unveil myth behind symptoms, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work better for right Dx & care. ...Read more

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Hello, i fell something a bit hard on top my left testicle and it is not attached to my testicle i can feel that i dont have pain unless press it is ?

Urology consult : All men need to be able to do a testicular self exam. Hopefully you are feeling your epididymis. However, it would be prudent to get an exam from a Urologist right away, if you feel something that is not on the other side. Good luck. ...Read more

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How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

They vary in size. : Testicular cancer starts out as a single aberrant germ cell & grows rapidly. Unchecked, it will continue to grow until it erodes through the scrotum, at about softball size. Most are discovered at 1-2cm, when they can be felt by physical exam. Unlike many other cancers, the diagnosis is often delayed as patients postpone workup. This is why self-exams and prompt evaluation is so important. ...Read more

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Why has my testicle grown pretty large after a varicocelectomy?

Why has my testicle grown pretty large after a varicocelectomy?

Hydrocele: This is a collection of fluid around the testicle & not swelling of testicle itself. This is a common complication after varicocelectomy, especially if performed laparoscopically. May require hydrocelectomy surgery of swelling is large & is bothering you. Best to discuss with your urologist. This would be a no charge visit if within 3 months of original surgery, so called "global period". ...Read more