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one is about 2 times bigger than other. cancer?

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I m 17,
y testicles are not of same size ,one is about 2 times bigger than other,
nd bigger one is always higher than other
is it a sign of cancer?

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replied June 4th, 2012
Testicular Cancer Answer A35709
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The testicles of a normal adult may range from 1.57 inches (four centimeters) to 2.75 inches (seven centimeters). They have a smooth surface and a firm but slightly spongy texture.

In most normal adult males, one of the testicles is always larger than the other and would hang lower then the other in the scrotum. There is nothing to worry with this issue. But the size difference should not be too much.

In case, if one of your testicles is twice the size of the other, it could be a indicator of a hormonal deficiency (resulting in reduced size - less than 1.5 inches) or conditions like hernia or testicular tumors (increased testes size).

Smaller-than-normal testicles could indicate a hormonal problem, which could affect your masculinity and fertility.

Conditions that can present as enlarged testicles include hernias, hydrocele, varicocele and testicular tumors (benign as well as cancerous).

If you have doubts, you should go ahead and consult with your doctor or a urologist for a examination and seek appropriate advice and help.

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