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Each testicle should feel firm, but not rock hard. One testicle may or may not be lower or slightly larger than the other.
Always ask your doctor if you have any doubts or questions.
If you find a small hard lump (like a pea), have an enlarged testicle, or notice any other concerning differences from your last self-exam, see your doctor as soon as you can.
Consult your doctor if:
Sudden, severe (acute) pain in the scrotum or testicle is an emergency. If you experience such pain, seek immediate medical attention.
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