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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
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
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
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
Every : Every guy has one testicle that hangs slightly lower than the other. It's completely normal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Yes: Normally the l testicle is lower than the right. ...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
Yes: Right usually higher. Hence, the chinese name for testicles: huanghunghi-huanghunglo. ...Read more
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
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.
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.
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
I have a dull ache that moves one testicle to the other. My right testicle seems much higher up than usual. I also feel a weird vein on my left one.
Time to see doctor: You need to see your doctor for exam ...Read more
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
Hi, my son is 11 and says his right testicle aches. When he coughs it goes up higher than the left one in the sac.aches also right of stomach?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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