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So I've noticed that my left testicle (also my lower hanging and slightly bigger one) slants inwards a bit. So the front of it aims towards the right one, and the back of it aims out. It's not slanting at a full 90 degree angle, and it doesn't even always do it. I'd say it's about a 30 degree slant. The testicle fits in the sac perfectly, like the right, it just doesn't always face straight forward like the right. It's most prominent when the sack is loose and warm, and when I'm laying down. But when I lay down it angles in the opposite direction, the back goes towards the right testicle, and the front aims out. Still only about 30 degrees. Absolutely 0 pain. So long story short, is it normal (or ok) for one testicle to slant sometimes like this


The degree of twisting you describe sounds relatively minor. You did not g yoyr age, but the concern in young men is torsion. In most torsion cases, the testicle lie horizontal indicating no fastening inside which is not what you described. Check with you personal physician to be sure.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

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Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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