According to Healthline, your testicles typically differ in size from one another. The larger testicle is typically the right one. Additionally, one of them typically hangs a little lower inside the scrotum than the other.
Your testicles, however, shouldn’t ever hurt. Even if one is larger, it shouldn’t be entirely different in shape. If you find that either testicle starts to pain or isn’t the same shape as the other, consult a doctor.
No matter which testicle is larger, it will only be by a little amount – roughly half a teaspoon – bigger. When you stand, sit, or move about, you shouldn’t have any pain. Even if one testicle is larger than the other, you shouldn’t have any redness or swelling.
Your testicles are more oval than circular, like an egg. They typically have no bumps or protrusions and are completely smooth. Lumpiness, whether soft or hard, is abnormal. If you discover any bumps around your testicles, consult a doctor immediately.
You can understand how your testicles feel and spot any lumps, pain, soreness, or changes in one or both testicles by performing a routine testicular self-exam (TSE).
When performing a TSE, your scrotum should be loose, not retracted or shrunken.
According to Healthine & WebMD, here are the potential causes of an enlarged testis:
1. The epididymis is inflamed in this situation. Typically, an infection is the cause. This is a typical sign of the $exually transmitted illness chlamydia (STI). If you have any unusual pain, burning while urinating, or discharge from your private organ accompanied with inflammation, consult a doctor.
2. The epididymis has developed this growth as a result of too much fluid. It is not harmful and requires no medical attention.
3. Orchitis is an inflammation of the testicles brought on by an infection or by the mumps virus. If you have any discomfort, consult a doctor right away since orchitis might harm your testicles.
4. Your testicle may expand if there is fluid buildup surrounding it, which is known as a hydrocele. It’s possible that this fluid buildup is typical as you age and doesn’t need to be treated. It may, however, also be a sign of inflammation.
You shouldn’t be concerned if your testicles are asymmetrical. However, you should contact your doctor right away for a diagnosis if you experience any new pain, redness, or lumps near your testicles.