This page remains on the site as site traffic suggests visitors find this page useful but it may not be up to date. Up-to-date information on this topic can be found here: I am 36 years old and it would appear my testicles have never dropped. This was obviously never picked up when I was young and by the time I realised I was different I was to embarrassed to do anything about it. Certainly my scrotum is empty but I ejaculate and have a normal sex life.
I am almost certain that I am infertile but would like this to be confirmed and that nothing can be done about it. I am also worried about testicular cancer since I understand the risk is higher for someone in my position. Should I have my testicles removed or can they be descended even at this late stage of my life. I'm not interested in the cosmetics and have long got used to the stares etc.
Have you ever heard of this situation before and can you advise? Yes I have seen this problem and it is now becoming unfortunately more common for unknown reasons. You are correct to be cautious as there is a proven increase in risk from testicular cancer.
You should most definitely have them checked. At least one of them must be functioning and producing testosterone if you have the usual male characteristics which can be maintained with testosterone replacement therapy.
Most of the ejaculation comes from the prostate not the testes so you would have a normal ejaculation anyway but more importantly your sex drive must be present so once again you must have a good dollop of testosterone in there. Testicle appears to have divided into two Q. My left testis has developed a sac above it. It appears like the original one divided into two. I say this because the main body of the testis has become smaller than the right and another one seems to have grown on top.
They are attached, seemingly within the same sac. It is a bit drawn upwards and does not dangle in the same way as the right testis. There is no pain except when applied pressure. This is normal, but there is more pain on the left testis than the right when the same pressure is applied. After several months I noticed the growth or rather, the division of my left testicle.
You should be a doctor as your diagnosis is probably correct, or at least it is a hydrocele. Treatment is simple involving drainage of the cyst. It might require surgical closure to make sure it doesn't reappear but most will disappear for good.
See your GP for a second opinion to your own, Dr Who. Testicle not behaving normally - variocele? About a year ago, I noticed that my right testicle didn't seem to be 'hanging' as it normally does. Lately, profiled in a mirror, I have noticed that it is quite tight and high.
This has caused my scrotum to develop a 'flap' under the testes. There is no pain or other symptoms. Upon ejaculation, the right testicle seems to want to disappear into my groin area. It later comes back down again. I am 37 years old and in good health. Could this be a varicole or something? So many men want an answer to your question so thanks for writing in. The testes are highly mobile which is part of the problem for torsion where they twist on their own blood supply and cause unbelievable pain.
As we get older they tend to hang higher and the scrotum becomes flatter. Even so if there is any change in the way your testicles feel you need to have it checked by your doctor. Concern about testicle Q. I have a small ridge I would describe it as 3 grains of rice end to end on the underside of my left testicle. It also feels very uncomfortable no pain, but always aching and tender to touch.
Although I have been to my GP 3 times he cannot feel anything abnormal, although when examined my testicles have contracted tightly so I can understand him not being able to find the lump.
He says that there is no blood in my semen or urine so it's unlikely to be anything serious, but it is a continual worry for me.
I feel rather stupid worrying about it as I have had this for years. I can understand your concern. There is a ridge, easily felt, along the testicle which is the bumpy duct carrying the sperm from the testicle to the penis called the epididymis. It is normal but you should feel the same sort of bump on the other testicle. If not, and if it is getting larger or there is any pain, you must return to your GP and ask for an ultrasound scan.
It sounds to me that you are so concerned it would be a good idea to get it done anyway as you will never relax otherwise until your mind is put at rest. Concern about development of testicles Q. I am 22 years old and with age have become increasingly worried about the undevelopment of my testicles, they do not seem to have gone through the dropping process.
When I have finished in the bath they will hang down for a while but then just go back into a bunched up and tight position. Is there a hormone medicine I could take to increase development? If I had a new penny for every question on this one I would have at least enough cash for a Euro.
So long as your testicles do hang down they are in the right position and - what is most important - they are doing the job they were designed for. The release of testosterone and the production of sperm are their main jobs. Just having them makes the equation easier. Testes are designed to get out of the way by withdrawing onto the abdomen try finding them after a swim in cold water.
If you are really concerned over their function ask your GP to perform a testosterone test. When the time comes for making babies you might want to check out your sperm count but meanwhile I would just enjoy having them in the first place.
Some guys are at least one down in the charts. I fell off a ladder 3 years ago Ouch. Since then my right testicle has enlarged and is painful. I have regular pain blocks which help with the pain. But last week my right testicle has got even larger and is painful OUCH. I am due to see the Consultant next month. Should I go to hospital now or just take the pain killers. Being a testicle owner myself I have more than a little empathy and I suspect all of us have uttered ouch at some point.
The problem is in the way testicles develop. They form quite late and are separate from the blood supply. Like the brain, this means the white blood cells never come into contact with testicular tissue. Hence the body never recognises testes as 'self'. The tubes and cells which produce sperm can be badly damaged by this process and the effects can last for a long time.
I would ask for your referral to be urgently brought forward, an understanding GP can facilitate this. Mobile and twising testicles Q. I am 20 years old and I have mobile testicles - the left is more mobile than the right. So I didn't need surgery or anything. Within a couple of days I noticed it had reset back to how it should be when I woke up in the morning.
This has happened times since and I'm wondering how common this is and whether I should carry on as normal and hope it twists back every time. It's causing no problems but I panic sometimes as it is noticeable. I want to steer clear of any surgery if I have to. Also, at times when it is twisted, I notice a soft lumpy area on the exposed side. When I find this area on the other testicle the back facing side it is lumpy too but smaller.
Could these areas just be the colletion of tubes or tube attaching to the testicles? Could this area on the left testicle be slightly larger because it is more mobile? The only real problem is that I worry about this - no pain apart from slight residual pain after feeling the left testicle to see what position it's in.
I'm so glad you wrote because there will be stacks of men out there who want to know the answer but are too afraid to ask themselves. First of all relax, there is nothing wrong, in fact quite the opposite. The testicles hang very loosely inside the scrotum and can turn relatively freely. This can actually cause a problem if they twist on their own blood supply torsion. Don't worry, you will know if it happens. The pain is significantly worse than a severe kick in the soft spot and the testicle swells and becomes very hot.
The lumpy bits are the epididymis pipe which carries the sperm from the testicles to the penis. Being a bit rough when checking them will more than explain the pain you feel. If you feel any other differences, see your GP. Concern about testicle position Q.