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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

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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Minor ache pain in testicle has been 3 days feels tender and soar. One testicle looks slighty higher than 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 than 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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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 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

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

My testicles don't hang low anymore 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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How much lower is it normal for one testicle to hang than the other? Visibly lower normal?

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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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 an urologists opinion should be obtained. ...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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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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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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Is it normal for one testicle to be higher than other?

Yes: Right usually higher. Hence, the chinese name for testicles: huanghunghi-huanghunglo. ...Read more

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Sometimes but rarely my left testicle which is larger than right one has a sharp pain it. What is wrong?

Testicular pain: A painful testicle can be a symptom of swollen veins inside the scrotum (varicocele). This can result in one testicle being larger than the next and painful. A tumor is also possible as is epididymitis. You should see a urologist and have an examination and possibly an ultrasound of your testicles. ...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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How to fix my tight scrotum? It is as if I have only one testicle. They don't hang at all anymore. Please help!

Lets review your que: Non-descended testicles is of medical concern. I would seek the help of a urologist. ...Read more

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Doc my left testicle look really weird like it sits up a little higher than the other one but I felt my sperm cord and it doesn't feel twistedDX?

Doc my left testicle look really weird like it sits up a little higher than the other one but I felt my sperm cord and it doesn't feel twistedDX?

Probably normal: This doesn't sound abnormal. At age 16 you're just learning, but in mature men one testicle almost always hangs lower (usually the left, but it can be either one). If testicular torsion (twisted sperm cord) you would be in escrutiating pain and would need to see a urologist immediately for emergency surgery. If no pain, probably no problem. But ask your doctor next time you're in the office. ...Read more

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What could the small extension next to one of my testicles be? The size hasn't changed since I noticed it as a kid and doesn't feel any different.

What could the small extension next to one of my testicles be? The size hasn't changed since I noticed it as a kid and doesn't feel any different.

Epididymis. : To be reassuring, what you are describing sounds like an epididymal cyst, a very common, benign, and non-cancerous condition. Masses outside of the testicle itself are rarely malignant. However, I recommend you get an exam to make sure it is not something that may warrant a testicular ultrasound. I applaud your use of testicular self examinations. Continue them to see if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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One of my testicles didn't drop down, could I have testicular torsion or is this something else?

Get seen: An undescended testicle is a serious problem, not the least because of the cancer risk. Your personal physician needs to examine you and if necessary send you to a good urologist. ...Read more

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Why has one of my testicles rolled up again? What can I do?

Gone up or twisted?: Testicle can be brought down again surgically if UR unable to push it down manually. Needs to be fixed surgically if it twists on & off (intermittent torsion) ...Read more

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How come one of my testicles is twice as big as the other one?

See remark: There is a possibilty you had MUMPS as ayoungster &
it causes atrophy of one testis.
Or you may have had a sporting injury affecting the scrotum.If in doubt consult with a urologist.

There is a possibility you have a hydrocele (extra fluid
around the testicle) ...Read more

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What to do if one of my testicles has rolled up again! Please help!?

Here are some...: Apparently, you have a strong active cremasteric muscle in a more mobile testis, which cause the testicular behavior as described, but it's harmless as long as being comfortable. If being annoying or discomfortable, orchiopexy (fixing testis) may be required although uncommon in adults. So, collect & bring detailed info to doc by following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Why is it that one of my testicles is significantly larger than the other?

Why is it that one of my testicles is significantly 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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One of my testicles is slightly larger than the other. Should i be worried?

One of my testicles is slightly larger than the other. Should i be worried?

Testicular asymmetry: There can be some variation in size between the testicles. If you have significant variation, or if the change is recently noticed, it is worth getting checked by your physician. Atrophy of one testicle can cause one to decrease in size, or the development of a testicular infection or tumor can make a testicle larger. Other problems such as hernia, hydrocele, varicocele or cyst may exist as well. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if one of my testicles is much larger than the other?

Should I be concerned if one of my testicles is much larger than the other?

Yes: It may be nothing but you should have it checked out. Some men are born with large discrepancies in size. One testicle may have lost its blood supply at birth and never developed. If it's newly doubled in size, see a physician soon. ...Read more

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One of my testicles is smooth and the other one feels hard. What does this mean?

Exam time: It means a physician should examine your testicles. The purpose of the testicular self exam is to identify discrepancies in the testes or to identify changes in the testes. You have done that. Now its time to let a physician examine you. ...Read more