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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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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

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

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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

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

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My left testicle looks like its hanging low and bigger then normal, no pain, do. Have a kidney stone. What could be going on?

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

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Testicle is still big post 2nd hydrocelectomy, scrotum is large as well and low hanging. Had the surgery. Has been 2 months.

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

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6 weeks ago testicles hanging low. 1 week later they r hanging high. Ultrasound showed nothing. How will urologist investigate further?

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

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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?

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

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Can an injury to testicle from a ball hit cause it to hang significantly low for rest of the life??

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

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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?

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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If something happens to your cremaster muscle that causes your left testicle to hang low, is there any way of repairing it?

If something happens to your cremaster muscle that causes your left testicle to hang low, is there any way of repairing it?

Cremasteric muscle: No. The cremasteric reflex naturally becomes diminished as a man ages. The muscle that pulls the testis up is often also impaired following inguinal hernia surgery or scrotal surgery. ...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?

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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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

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

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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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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?

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?

Keep in mind: That testicular pain can ORIGINATE with a BULGING BACK DISC at the LUMBAR 4-5 location!
This would explain the diminished pain when
sitting down!!!
Discuss with your PCP!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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My testicles hang too low (far down my thigh) and are uncomfortable. Is there anything that can be done?

My testicles hang too low (far down my thigh) and are uncomfortable. Is there anything that can be done?

Jockey underwear: 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

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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

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

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When I was playing volleyball my left testicle became uneven and started hanging down --is this bad?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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