It seems that what can affect the size of the testicles? In fact, the testicles are a very important organ for men: they are responsible for the production of sperm and testosterone, so it depends on them whether the man will become a father and what masculine qualities he will possess.
Does the size of the testicles matter?
There is an opinion that the larger the testicles, the better they cope with their functions. This is partly true. In support of this is the fact that chimpanzees, whose testicles are larger than gorillas, have more illegible sex. Accurate studies in this area in humans have not been conducted. It is also known that the average testicle size of black men is about two times larger than that of Asians. However, knowing the ability of Asian Asians to fertilize, we can assume that the size of the testicles does not affect the ability to fertilize.
Normal testicle size
A healthy man has testicles with a soft-elastic consistency, no less than a plum. The determination of the size of the testicles by a urologist is carried out using a Prader orchidometer. This orchidometer allows you to visually establish the volume of the testis of the patient. The lower limit of the volume of the testis is 15 cm cube.
In some men, uneven testicular size is a concern when one testicle is larger than the other. This is normal if the difference in size is not more than 0.7 cm and there is no pain, in other cases, you should consult a doctor. It should be noted that one testicle hangs higher than the other. This is also the norm, and is conceived by nature so that the testicles do not touch each other.
What can affect the size of the testicles?
- Taking drugs like marijuana reduces the size of the testicles (more about the effect of marijuana on a man’s health).
- Anabolic steroids and other drugs using synthetic testosterone. When using synthetic testosterone, the production of their own male hormones stops (the pituitary gland gives a signal to the testicles that there is enough testosterone in the body and that it does not need to be produced), which leads to atrophy and a decrease in the testicle.
- Varicocele. With varicocele, blood flow to the testicle is disturbed, as a result of which the testicle does not receive proper nutrition and decreases in size.
It is sometimes important to do an independent examination of the testicles, probing the scrotum and testicles to prematurely identify abnormalities. If the testes perform the functions of sperm and male hormones without pathologies, then there should be no reason for concern about the size of the testicles.
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