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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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About how much larger should one testicle be compared to the other and what should the epiditimys feel like? I tried to check to make sure I normal.

About how much larger should one testicle be compared to the other and what should the epiditimys feel like? I tried to check to make sure I normal.

Normal: To have different sizes. Epidydimitis is inflammation of the epidydimus, which rests above the testicle. It can become very tender.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1 testicle half the size of the other, had an infection which has now been cleared up, but one testicle remains big for 3 months now, help?

1 testicle half the size of the other, had an infection which has now been cleared up, but one testicle remains big for 3 months now, help?

Get it evaluated: This is not a normal situation and must be evaluated to rule out other, potentially serious issues.