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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 be bigger than the other?

Why would one testicle be bigger than the other?

Many possibilities: Hydrocele is common, is a sac of fluid around testicle. Left testicle can be smaller if varicocele present. Testicle can be smaller if it was undescended in spite of corrective surgery. One testicle can be minute if it underwent torsion prenatally or in infancy. Possible sequela of mumps. Tumor or cyst can make that testis larger. Finally some men have one tetis larger for unknown & benign reason. ...Read more

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Can I have a child even if I have only one testicle?

Can I have a child even if I have only one testicle?

Most likely: Singkle normal testicle should produce more than enough sperm for conception. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one testicle to be higher than other?

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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Can a man easily make a baby if he has only one testicle?

Can a man easily make a baby if he has only one testicle?

Yes: The testis makes sperm in the millions on a continuous basis.It is part of the grand design that we have a few paired organs like lungs,kidneys & testes. We can do okay with just one, though we would rather keep both. ...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 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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Is it normal for only one testicle to descend but not the other?

Is it normal for only one testicle to descend but not the other?

No: Normally, both testicles descend into the scrotum before a baby boy is born. Sometimes only one descends, and doctors have to move the other one down into the scrotum. Occasionally, both testicles do not descend and have to be brought down. ...Read more

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Why is my one testicle flat? It's not oval shaped like the other one

Get checked.: If this is new get checked soon. IF this is not new get checked, too, but it can wait a few weeks. They should be basically the same. There are variations that are normal and in no one is the right side of the body and an exact mirror image of the left. But do see your doc for exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one testicle to be a lot bigger than the other one?

Is it normal for one testicle to be a lot bigger than the other one?

Yes: Expect this.If testicle is irregular; that is a different story.You are (at 34) beyond "high risk" for testicular disease but your dr can help assuage your fears. ...Read more