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What Causes One Enlarged Testicle
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...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
Is it okay if my right testicle grew three times bigger than the other one 2 years ago and it stayed that way ever since?
No: Probably not, please get it checked out. Someone needs to do an examination and see what's going on! ...Read more
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
Get it checked.: Diabetes does not cause swelling directly, but can predispose you to a number of conditions that could lead to scrotal swelling. Infections of a testicle or epididymis can cause warm, tender swelling on one side. Kidney damage, or diabetic nephropathy can lead to scrotal edema. If you have swelling of the scrotum, or feel new asymmetry between the testes, get checked by your physician. ...Read more
One testicle has become much larger over past year. It aches sometimes and is sensitive. What is the cause of this? Age?
Testicle enlargement: There might be several causes for this enlargement. First, you always worry about a tumor and you should have an U/S. The most common cause is usually a hydrocele (fluid around the testicle) which is totally benign and may or may not need treatment depending on size and symptoms. ...Read more
One testicle of my 3 weeksyoung baby got swollen and bigger then return back to same size as the other after 2 days. What caused it and is it normal?
Patent processus: Could have been an infection (unlikely), vs transient torsion vs communicating hydroceole. Likely favors the latter. May need surgical intervention if recurs. Your baby should be evaluated by a pediatric Urologist. ...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
No: You might have another problem. You could have epididymitis/orchitis, an infection in the testicle. This should be treated immediately with antibiotics. Fluid around a testicle, or hydrocele, shouldn't be painful, but is another cause of swelling. Hydroceles may be watched and unless they become large. ...Read more
No: it's usually one testicle is larger than the other ...Read more
Why does one of my testicles hang lower than the other? No pain or enlargement of either testicle
Every: Every guy has one testicle that hangs slightly lower than the other. It's completely normal. ...Read more
I just noticed one of my testicles is rock hard and a bit larger than the other - is this a problem? Likely causes?
See doctor ASAP: A "rock hard " testicle is not normal and needs evaluation right away. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of one of my husband's testicle being the size of his fist? In the last eight months (since july until now) it has gradually grown quite considerably. He has also lost weight.
The most worrisome thing would be testicular cancer. This is most common in men in their 20's and 30's or in their 60's and 70's.
There are other things that can cause one side of the scrotum to be enlarged, including hernia, fluid collections called hydroceles, cysts, and varicose veins. An infection or bleeding could do it, too, but not over a period of 8 months.
It is imperative that your husband see a urologist as soon as possible. It must be assumed that he has cancer until proven otherwise. Testicular cancer, caught early, responds well to treatment, but he's already wasted 8 months. ...Read more
Unlikely: Though epididymitis 'could' result in scarring and blockage of the sperm passageway (and infertility) in the affected testicle, if there is a normal testicle on the other, unaffected side, that testicle will be able to produce enough sperm to maintain fertility in most instances. ...Read more
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Are there different ways testicle enlargement surgeries can be performed? Like transferring fat from one area of the body to the testicles?
Why?: And for what reason is this important to know? ...Read more
I have only one testicle from my child hood. I am having slight pain and burning sensation in my testicle. Plz tell a remedy and possible cause?
Testis: If you only have one testis, get checked out by a urologist. It is important to diagnose and properly treat any problem with your solitary testis. ...Read more
I am 16 years old and I noticed that one testicle is bigger than the other one. What is the most common cause. Is this normal. Could it be cancer?
Evaluation: You should be evaluated by your doctor and have ultra sound or CT to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
I've been running a lot, and lately one or both of my testicles will ride up inside me and cause pain when I work out, similar to when it's cold temps?
Here are some. ..: See urologist so to confirm if you've suffered from recurrent testicular torsion (twisting) with spontaneous detorsion (untwisting). This diagnosis is chiefly based on careful analysis on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution of recurrent testicular pain and joint observation with Doc, not US because of its fleeting elusive clinical pictures. So, see Uro-Dox soon ...Read more
Varicocele: Failure of the valves in the spermatic vein (most common on the left) can lead to varicosities of the scrotum known as a 'varicocele.' this is sometimes described as making the scrotum look like a "bag of worms." if there is no pain and no fertility issue, no treatment may be necessary. Varicoceles are treated when they cause pain or if there is subfertility. ...Read more
Testicles looks swollen only pain/discomfort when one is touched or aggravated and minor headache, comes and goes. What could be the causes?
See below: You may have infection as the cause of your symptoms. See your doctor who can perform an exam to confirm. ...Read more
Can the removal of one testicle (due to a tortion) cause discomfort for the other? After examination doctor said the one left has no problem.
Torsion: Typically if one testis is detorsed, or removed for torsion, the other testis is stitched into place so that it cannot twist in the future. If that was performed, there could be some post-surgical pain. ...Read more
Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but I always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if I stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?
Unusual & unlikely: Small varicoceles are not usually associated with discomfort. However there are always exceptions to almost any rule. Treatment would depend upon how much this bothers you. Alternative is live with it & accept discomfort or sit down if this is possible. ...Read more
If you have pain in one kidney and one of you're testicles is sore but feel better after an orgazuim what could cause that?
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
Been having slight dull pains in my testicle region, around there and around groin. I have one enlarged testicle, no tenderness, no pain to touch?
Testis: You should be examined by a qualified urologist. Enlargement of the testis in your age group should be evaluated. ...Read more