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One of my testicles is sitting higher than normal

I'm a 23 year old guy thats normally active but I haven't really been over the last 4 weeks, due to covid. So a week or so ago I noticed my right testicles sits alot higher than normal, just a little lower than level with my penis, and seems to be sitting at the wrong angle. I feel a little bit of discomfort in a line at a 45 degree angle from my penis to my right hip but not in my actual testicle. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I seem to have some slight swelling on the right of my groin. I can get my testicle to the right spot by consciously relaxing my abdomen and spreading my legs a little. If someone could help me figure out what's going on I would appreciate it, thanks.
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207091 tn?1337709493
It is totally normal for your testicles not to be perfectly even, in size or how they sit.

However, if this is new, or there is pain, you should get it checked out. Since you think there may be swelling, you should get it checked. Even if it turns out there is nothing wrong, you will do the appropriate thing by getting it checked. You're in the age group for testicular cancer, so getting checked is a good idea, if only to err on the side of caution.

Let us know what happens.
Oh I meant to add this -

Thanks for the reply, I wouldn't describe it as being painful, just sore, but it is fairly new, so If it doesn't clear up in a few days I'll go to my doctor about it. And the possible swelling isn't on my testicle itself but around the joint line between the lower right quadrant of my abs and my right thigh. I think GuitarRox might be right about it being a muscle issue affecting it.
20620809 tn?1504362969
I agree.  Maybe covid is causing you not to want to go to the doctor right now, but doctors may do virtual appointments.  I'd get yourself checked out. Are you working out at all?  A muscle issue can cause a testicle to retract some.  Here's information on that https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/retractile-testicle/symptoms-causes/syc-20377197  If that is the case, it would possibly cause discomfort as well.
You actually made me think, I was really only doing push ups, planks and wall handstands recently(not consistently), but I actually started doing some hip thrusts that I forgot about to mix up my exercises 2 or 3 weeks ago. That might explain why it feels like muscle strain. If it doesn't go away by the beginning on next week I'll go and get it checked out.
Sounds like this could be your culprit.  Glad you are working out though.  Good for you.  
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It hasn't gone away yet, so I went to get it checked out this week, they tested my blood, urine and had an ultrasound done on it. Nothing was found out of place and they basically said it's probably just a muscle thing and could last a few weeks to a few months but it should go away eventually, just to keep an eye on it for discoloration or pain. Thanks guys for the help
While I'm sorry you are still having discomfort, glad that this should resolve fairly easily.  Let us know, okay?  Glad we could help.
Thanks for the update! I hope you feel better soon, and glad you got it checked out.
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