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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

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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I have one testicle very large than the other what would cause this and should I be concerned about it? It does not cause any discomfort.

I have one testicle very large than the other what would cause this and should I be concerned about it?  It does not cause any discomfort.

See doc now: If the enlargement of your testicle is new and has not been examined by a doctor, it needs to be examined right away. There are benign reasons for masses in the scrotum, but testicular cancer is always a concern. Go get it examined now. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one of your testicles is much larger than the other?

What does it mean when one of your testicles is much larger than the other?

Needs evaluation : This could be a hydrocele or possibly a mass if it is fairly painless. If it is red or inflamed it could be an infection. If it hurts terribly go to er as it could be torsion (twisted). Either way you need evaluation by urology and an ultrasound. ...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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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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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