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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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What if one testicle now hangs lower after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this normal?

What if one testicle now hangs lower after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this normal?

Sounds normal: One testicle almost always hangs lower than the other; this is normal in all men. (Most commonly the left is lower, but it can go either way.) I'm guessing it's always been that way for you and you're now just looking more closely. Hernia surgery is not likely to make much difference -- but even if it does, it's not a health concern. ...Read more

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Why does one of my testicles hang lower than the other? No pain with this

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 in size 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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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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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 hangs lower than right one and is sightly smaller than the right one?

My left testicle hangs lower than right one and is sightly smaller than the right one?

That's fine: The left one is supposed to be a little lower than the right one. It keeps them from bumping into each other. Unless the size difference is very obvious, it's a non-problem. ...Read more

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I know its normal for left testicle to hang lower than the right, but what about when it hangs a lot lower? Noticed this about 1 wk ago.

I know its normal for left testicle to hang lower than the right, but what about when it hangs a lot lower? Noticed this about 1 wk ago.

Right testis high?: Has there been a change in position of testse with left lower or right higher? Testes do not change position without symptoms of pain, presence of a new lump or cyst or hydrocele (fluid around testis). Your right testis might be higher than usual. No problem provided testis is beyond neck of scrotum. One testis much lower might be of cosmetic concern, otherwise should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I have one symptom. A decrease in the size of my right testicle. What to do?

It is not uncommon: For one testicle to be a different size than the other. If you have no pain or nodules and urology exams were considered normal, I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Left testicle is hanging much lower than normal, also it doesn't retract like the right one when coughing, etc. What can be done for this?

Left testicle is hanging much lower than normal, also it doesn't retract like the right one when coughing, etc. What can be done for this?

Normal: Testicles don't hang equally. One is always
lower than other. This is normal
the right one has less distance to retract.
I believe the lt descends into sac earlier
than the right. ...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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Why my testicles hang lower like loose? What is the reason? Any solution? Thank you!

Anatomic variation: This sounds like an anatomic variation, and is most likely normal.

If you are not comfortable, wear tight underwear to help the situation ...Read more

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Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Slight pain in right testicle only when touched tingly feeling swollen one hangs lower then the other. Hydrocele, torsion or something else?

It is normal: For one testicle to be lower than the other one. If you have significant swelling or pain in the testicle you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. Everything is probably normal, but there is no way to tell without an exam. ...Read more

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Why does my right testicle hang lower now when it used to be the left? My left is still bigger. I've done penis exercises in the past. Damage?

Why does my right testicle hang lower now when it used to be the left? My left is still bigger. I've done penis exercises in the past. Damage?

R testicle lower: 22 M asks: Why does my right testicle hang lower now when it used to be the left? My left is still bigger. I've done penis exercises in the past. Damage? ANS: the degree of drop may vary with temperature as the scrotal reflex attempts to protect y0ur jewels. Never heard of penis exercises. Damage? Not likely but depends on what u call P exercise. Send details and ask your Dr who knows u best. ...Read more

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My left testicle tends to hang lower than my right and my right testi seems to react more to movement than my left and kind of twist should I worry?

Yes and no: The lower testicle is likely demonstrating more of what testicles do to maintain temperature hang lower in warm times and elevate closer into the body in colder weather. As far as spinning and twisting a torsion of the testicle is always possible so with heavy activity a cup can help. If the testicle does torsion it is acutely painful and you should go to an ER pronto and not attempt to undo 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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How to fix my tight scrotum? It is as if I have only one testicle. They don't hang at all anymore. Please help!

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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For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

Sore testicle: A sore testicle should usually be checked. It could represent a bacterial infection, which should be treated, a kidney stone, which really hurts, the result of minor trauma/contusion to the testicle, or to a condition called idiopathic (i.e., the cause is unknown) orchalgia. Sometimes you can have a cyst in your scrotum which can cause pressure on one or the other testicle. ...Read more

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Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?

Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?

Likely fertile: Sperm count will probably be within normal limits because remaining testicle will grow larger (compensatory hy[pertrophy) and thus produce more sperm than if it were 1 of a pair, but count may be slightly reduced. Semen volume is unaffected and normal because >95% is produced by the seminal vesicles, prostate and cowper's glands. Sperm is no > 5% of ejaculate.. ...Read more

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Testicular pain. Left testicle. Sharp pain moving from testicle to lower abdomen. In one specific spot. What should I do. Acute pain Sudden no history?

Here are some...: The described scenario in a 17-y-o man should alert all people and professional minds to consider the occurrence of intermittent testicular torsion before considering other possibilities. To get these things done right, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. So, seek emergent attention right at such recurrence; don't wait. ...Read more

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I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

Go to doc STAT: Discuss obtaining testicular ultrasound and pelvic CT scan with contrast. My "worst case scenario" is testicular cancer. Men between ages of 17-35 are at greatest risk. Pelvic & back pain could be referred, but you have to look at the lymph nodes & inguinal canal (pathway gonads took as they traveled down the pelvis during embryogenesis). Treatment is very successful with excellent survival rate. ...Read more

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My left testicle pains when touched it also hangs lower than usual what can be the cause?

Infection or torsion: It may be an infection or testicular torsion. I recommend going to the emergency room now. ...Read more