The driveway to the Kay Jewelers Pavilion on our Akron Campus will be closed for 2-4 weeks beginning Oct. 10. Click HERE for details.
Go to homepage

Is It Normal for One Testicle to Be Bigger?

My one testicle is much bigger than the other and hurts sometimes. How can I find out if it's a problem?
– Brandon*

You should see a doctor very soon. If one testicle is a lot bigger than the other and it hurts at times, it's a sign of testicular torsion. Testicular torsion is a serious problem that needs to be fixed quickly. If it goes on too long, a guy might need an operation to have his testicle removed.

It's normal for guys to have one testicle a bit bigger than the other. A normal size difference is about the size of half a teaspoon —and usually the right testicle is larger than the left.

In your case it sounds like something is going on and you need to see a doctor.

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

Reviewed by: T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD
Date Reviewed: 14-07-2015