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Why do my testicles hang down?

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Just as your body directs your scrotum to shrivel when it is cold, your body tells the scrotum to loosen up when you are too warm. Your testicles will become larger and more floppy to release extra heat.

From: Testicles FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Male Reproductive System."

Nemours Foundation: "Is It Normal for One Testicle to Be Bigger?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Boys' Secondary Sex Characteristics."

Great Ormond Street Hospital: "Hanging Testicles."

American Cancer Society: "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Male Reproductive System."

Nemours Foundation: "Is It Normal for One Testicle to Be Bigger?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Physical Development in Boys: What to Expect."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Boys' Secondary Sex Characteristics."

Great Ormond Street Hospital: "Hanging Testicles."

American Cancer Society: "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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