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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

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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What does it mean when one of your testicles is swollen?

What does it mean when one of your testicles is swollen?

Scrotal swelling: Swellings in the scrotum can be several things. Possibilities include hydrocele, epididymitis, hernia, testicular torsion, testicular cancer, varicocele and epididymal cyst, among others. An h&p, labs, and ultrasound are warranted. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one of your testicles is swollen (male)?

What does it mean when one of your testicles is swollen (male)?

Testicle: Teticular swelling. See your physician if it's painful and tender to touch. ...Read more

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What does it mean if one of your testicles is much bigger than the other?

What does it mean if one of your testicles is much bigger than the other?

Enlarged testicle: The most worrisome condition would be a malignancy (cancer). It could also be a collection of fluid (hydroceole/spermatoceole/epididymal cyst). Regardless, you should be seen by a urologist sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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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

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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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If one of your testicles is swollen what does that mean?

If one of your testicles is swollen what does that mean?

Need evaluation: The rapidity of onset of swelling provides some information. It may be a benign condition such as a hydrocele or may represent something more serious such as testicular cancer or orchitis. I recommend a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Could BPH be making my right testicle much larger than my left one?

Could BPH be making my right testicle much larger than my left one?

No: BPH is a benign enlargement of the prostate gland. The testicle sewlling is usually from other causes such as hydrocele, trauma, or cancer. If there is a discrepency in the size of your testicloe, see your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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What does a large testicle mean?

What does a large testicle mean?

See details: There are several causes. You need to see a urologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I got hit in the balls and my left testicle is larger (2-3x) than my right one. I tried ice and I don't believe it shrunk too much. What should I do?

I got hit in the balls and my left testicle is larger (2-3x) than my right one. I tried ice and I don't believe it shrunk too much. What should I do?

Testicular Trauma: If your testicle was injured, and it is as swollen as you describe and painful, you should seek urgent evaluation by your primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department. After you've been examined, it may be determined that an imaging test is needed to evaluate the extent of injury. ...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

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One of my testicles is smooth and the other one feels hard. What does this mean?

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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I just noticed one of my testicles is rock hard and a bit larger than the other - is this a problem? Likely causes?

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

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Sir my left testicle is 3 times larger than right one, I have no pain and my sex life is good too. Should I be worried? Plz help sir

Unequal testicles: This may or may not be a problem. You need to schedule an appointment to be examined by your doctor to determine why one testicle is larger than the other, and see if you need any treatment or not. ...Read more

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My right testicle is 2 times larger than the left one. Also when I sleep the left testicle shrinks. What can be done to solve this problem?

My right testicle is 2 times larger than the left one. Also when I sleep the left testicle shrinks. What can be done to solve this problem?

See your primary: Care physician to find out if you have a hydrocele, excess fluid in the right scrotal sac with or without an inguinal hernia. Stroking the skin of your upper inner left thigh causes your left testis to retract, not shrink. See http://commons. M.wikimedia. Org/wiki/File:Cremasteric_Reflex. Ogv. Just tell whoever's doing that while you sleep to leave you be. Warning: The video is X-rated. ...Read more

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My right testicle is a lot smaller than my left one. When the sack is tight there's little difference but when it's loose there a big difference I ok?

My right testicle is a lot smaller than my left one. When the sack is tight there's little difference but when it's loose there a big difference I ok?

Could be normal...: Some degree of asymmetry in shape, length, & size between both sides of the sac are normally expected reflecting the contraction & relaxation of cremasteric muscles and dartos fascia, although mild degree of hydrocele may be present. But how to sort these things out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc so to get... ...Read more

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My boyfriend has one testicle considerably larger and has done for about 15 years ive managed to convince Him to go to his go gp I'm just so worried?

My boyfriend has one testicle considerably larger and has done for about 15 years ive managed to convince Him to go to his go gp I'm just so worried?

If it is there 15yrs: Most likely may not be a tumor, may be it is an hydrocele a benign condition a fluid sac around testes. Still has to be seen by a physician to make sure is not a tumor. Now it is between you two, how you will convince him to see a doctor. It is up to you to with hold all the services you are providing for 15 yrs. ...Read more

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What if one testicle hurts but only once in a while. But it's not a big pain?

What if one testicle hurts but only once in a while. But it's not a big pain?

See answer: Any persistent testicular discomfort (aka orchalgia) whether intermittent or continuous, is likely due to a "benign" cause (especially if no swelling or palpable mass) but deserves urological evaluation and exam to help determine the cause and possible treatment options as well as help allay any associated questions and anxiety. ...Read more

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Could one testicle grow to be 5 times as big as the other one from excessive masterbation?

No: If this has indeed happened, you should be examined right away. All adult makes should be performing routine monthly self testicular exams. ...Read more

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What could it be? Called when one testicle is significantly larger than the other? And the larger one hurts

What could it be? Called when one testicle is significantly larger than the other? And the larger one hurts

Large painful testis: If it 'transilluminates' it could be a hydroceole. Epididymo-orchitis can also be painful and cause swelling. A hernia into the scrotum is another possibility.

You should see a urologist. ...Read more

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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