Many male friends are confused about testicular size asymmetry and wonder if testicular asymmetry is a disease.
Is egg asymmetry normal?
Chris McManus, a former Nobel Prize laureate in medicine, found that 96.4% of men's left and right eggs are asymmetrical, and most men's eggs are low on the left and high on the right, with an inner eight distribution. The difference in testicular size, as long as it is within the normal range, cannot represent the strength or weakness of sexual function.
Adult testicles are generally about 4 centimeters long, 3 centimeters wide, and weigh about 20 grams. If the size of the testis is too small (less than 12ml), it belongs to testicular dysplasia or testicular atrophy, which is generally caused by cryptorchidism, varicocele or orchitis. spermatid will be affected, which may affect the reproductive function.
What causes testicular asymmetry?
1. Due to trauma
Trauma, such as accidental attacks on the testicles, can lead to bleeding and hematoma within the testicles, resulting in insufficient blood supply and gradual atrophy, significantly smaller on the contralateral side.
2. Mumps virus
Mumps virus destroys the epithelial cells of seminiferous tubules in the testis, which is also an important factor in the size of male testes, and eventually the testes atrophy.
3. Caused by acute epididymitis
Acute epididymitis is often caused by urinary tract, prostatitis, and seminal vesiculitis extending along the vas deferens to the epididymis, and bloodstream infections are relatively rare. Operation of transurethral instruments, frequent catheterization, and indwelling catheters after prostatectomy can all lead to epididymitis.
4. Caused by congenital diseases
Congenital diseases lead to underdeveloped testicles on one side, typically manifested as small testicles on one side, such as in the infantile type, while compensatory hyperplasia on the other side is slightly larger than in the general population, resulting in larger and smaller testicles. These males have experienced significant differences since childhood.
5. Caused by orchitis
Orchitis is generally caused by bacteria and viruses. Bacterial infection rarely occurs in the testis itself. Because the testis is rich in blood and lymph, it has a great resistance to bacterial infection. Bacterial orchitis is mostly caused by inflammation of the surrounding epididymis, hence it is also known as epididymitis orchitis.
Pay attention to expert reminders
Diseases with abnormal testicles can lead to abnormal testicular infertility. If patients can detect the disease in a timely manner, it is very necessary for the treatment of infertility. Once they find that their testicles are abnormal and have related symptoms, they must receive treatment in a regular hospital to avoid harm to the body due to misdiagnosis.