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Low Hanging Testicles
Embarrassing question but it seems my right testicle is hanging very low. It is hanging lower then my left and usually my left is lower. Sould I c doc?
Probably not: If you are not having pain or swelling, you should not worry about an abnormality being present. ...Read more
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
Why would one testicle hang much lower than the other one? Spermatocele cannot cause this right? Noticed my left testicle hanging low about 1 wk. Ago
Not abnormal: There is actually an interesting anatomical reason for this. Right gonadal vein empties directly into vena cava. Left empties into renal vein with slightly higher pressure. Thus the above findings you noted can be seen in some men with no abnormal findings. ...Read more
Can a spermatocele cause your testicle to hang much lower than normal? Have one above the left one and it is hanging abnormally low and doesn't retract
Spermatocele: Spermatocele is an abnormal retention cyst or collection of fluid at the epididymis (the "cap" on the back of the testis) or rete testis and depending on the size could cause your left testis to hang "differently" than the right. You should be examined by a physician however, and if bothersome, you could have the spermatocele removed. ...Read more
My left testicle looks like its hanging low and bigger then normal, no pain, do. Have a kidney stone. What could be going on?
See your primary: Care doctor. This is the type of thing that needs to be examined to accurately evaluate. It may be due to something minor like an infection (epidiymitis) or could be a symptom of a hernia, hydrocele, or an early testicular tumor. Please have this checked by your doctor if you notice something out of the normal for you. ...Read more
Testicle is still big post 2nd hydrocelectomy, scrotum is large as well and low hanging. Had the surgery. Has been 2 months.
Here are some...: The best bet for answering your individual concerns is to ask your surgeon. But it has been known that the surgical wound takes 2-6 months to mature up to 75-85% and becomes fully mature in 2 yrs, but never back to the original 100%, probably at 95% at most. This is life reality. As to long hanging sac, that can not be corrected with hydrocelectomy, which is only to correct fluid collection... ...Read more
6 weeks ago testicles hanging low. 1 week later they r hanging high. Ultrasound showed nothing. How will urologist investigate further?
No need, all is ok: This is normal behavior of the scrotum. The muscles are temperature sensitive. During warmth the muscles relax and testicles are low. With cold temperature the muscles contract and testicles are high. There is nothing to worry ...Read more
Painful ejaculation and less semen then normal and right spermatic cord and some nerves enlarged and testicle is hanging low. What may the reason?
One of my bf's testicles is hanging very low and is a bit sore. Says they aren't elevated, so not torsion, and it isn't severe. It's also been really hot (80s) here. What's going on with his testicle?
Hard to say.: Hanging low is not necessarily anything to be worried about - there is always some asymmetry of the testicles and this can change with the temperature. Mild pain in the scrotum - or even testicle - testicle can be caused by a large variety of things including repeated minor trauma or infection. If symptoms are worsening or persistent he should see someone. ...Read more
Can an injury to testicle from a ball hit cause it to hang significantly low for rest of the life??
Here are some...: How low (long) the testes may hang down while their cords relax widely vary reflecting how they are born; the level of both testes also always vary. Accidental injury by ball hit should not make it hangs lower. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
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
If something happens to your cremaster muscle that causes your left testicle to hang low, is there any way of repairing it?
What does it mean if your testicles normally hang low but then they go back up after I feel a certain way? What happens psychologically to do that
Normal function: In men, the cremaster muscle raises and lowers the testes to try to keep sperm at the ideal temperature. When a man enters a cold environment, the cremaster muscle draws the testes in closer to the body. If the testes get too warm, the muscle pushes the organs farther away from the body. ...Read more
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
Pain in lower back and testicles. Seem to hang a little low. Pain decreases if laying down. The more my back hurts the more my testicles hurt?
I have very loose skin and my testicles hang very low. It is very discomforting and embarrassing. What is the cause and can you fix the loose skin?
Weight loss: Is there a history of recent weight loss? ...Read more
No past medical history. No recent weight loss. Have only been gaining weight naturally. Not on any medication. My testicle sack is in a higher position than normal. And are loose and hang very low. Could this be explained and how can this be treated?
Testicles: You need to be examined by your doctor. What you mention MAY be normal but if not you need diagnosis and treatment. In any case, please see your doctor for peace of mind and safety. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My testicles hang too low (far down my thigh) and are uncomfortable. Is there anything that can be done?
The testicles are very heat sensitive and need to be kept at a certain temperature. Your body regulates the temperative by moving them away from the body. This is normal.
The safest treatment is using support like jockey underwear or compression underwear so they don't feel uncomfortable. However, if you are trying to impregnate your partner, this may not be a good idea. ...Read more
I think I tore something in my scrotum and was wondering if can affect the testicles. Sometimes they hang very low and other times they get so high up?
See below: Testicles are finely controlled for temperature in order to optimize spermatogenesis. They elevate for warmth and descend to cool down. ...Read more
All my life my testicles used to have a normal low hang. Now for the last 2 months they hanger. Ultrasound revealed nothing. Why this happen?
What???: I don't understand the phrase "they Hanger". Please rephrase question and resubmit. I would be happy to consult you about this. ...Read more
Would an ultrasound of abdomen show hernia? If you're testicles hang very low-stomach protrudes out when empty not overweight, signs of what? Age 23
Physical Exam Best: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner layer of the abdominal cavity stretches thru, creating a sac. The problem with ultrasounds (or even ct scans) is that they are usually done laying down; gravity and relaxation of the abdominal wall may allow the hernia to reduce and be missed. The best exam is done standing, with and without exertion. I recommend you see a surgeon. ...Read more
When I was playing volleyball my left testicle became uneven and started hanging down --is this bad?
May be okay...: The real clinical picture and significance remain to be verified. If not bothering you, it is probably okay. However, to put all related matters together for good care, please follow instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work better and closer with doc than ever so to reach right diagnosis and care. ...Read more
Left testicle is hanging much lower and looser than ever, also it's hanging horizontally and the cremaster reflex is absent-what can be done for this?
May be normal.: I am not sure this is abnormal. To be certain, have a urologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more
My left testicle is hanging much more lower than normal when I ejaculated last night, but now its lifted up a bit, felli slight discomfort while walking?
Possible...: ...Partial torsion - see your dr asap or go to emergency room if severe pain begins. ...Read more
For the past year or two my testicles have been ascending a lot and nowadays it's usually inside me more than its hanging down. I never had this problem 2 years ago. I have no pain or any other symptoms. What's causing this?
HOW OLD ARE YOU?:
Any pain or swelling?
I'm afraid I need more details but typically you want to see your doctor for this, regardless of our advice. ...Read more
My left testicle is hanging a lot lower than normal, also it does not move at all like the right one does when coughing, etc. What can this mean?
Testis: You need to have your testes examined by a physician. One testis hanging lower than the other can be normal. It is especially worrisome if there is excruciating pain or the direction of the testicle (sideways) would indicate a more serious issue. The difference with coughing does not have much significance. ...Read more
I slept in an uncomfortable position, next morning I see that my left testicle had become smaller and hanging lower than usual, righttesticle is fine?
Life: I would just leave this alone and not worry. Acute changes in the fullness of the testicles and in the scrotal anatomy can represent fluid status, body temperature and a number of other normal things. Without obvious trauma or injury there is little here to worry about. ...Read more
I had pain in my right testicle 2 days ago. The pain only lasted 1 day. I do not detect any lumps. Now my right testicle is hanging much lower than?
Testicle pain: This is concerning for testicular torsion, where the testicle twists on the cords providing its blood supply. While there are other, more benign causes, I'd recommend you get a testicular ultrasound as soon as possible and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
I am have one testicle hanging much lower than the other. The higher testicle is giving me some sporadic dull pain extending into the groin area.
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
No, it can't: Plus, it is normal for one testicle to hang lower than the other. ...Read more