Male Testicle Size, Treatment of Below Average Testicle Size (Part 2)
ّFollowing our previous discussion about size of testicle, Lets back to male testicle size measuring method.
Tanner Stages Chart for Measuring Male Testicle Size
Dr. James Tanner, a British pediatrician, has established a reference system for measuring male testicle size called the Tanner stages which provide a beautiful reference chart for following the different stages of body development from infancy to adulthood. For testicle development, the tanner stage of development contains a chart of testicle sizes that is designed to show what the average testicle sizes are for different stages of life showing the volume (ml) it can hold.
- Childhood – 1 to 3 ml
- Early Puberty – 4 to 6 ml
- Mid Puberty – 8 to 10 ml
- Late Puberty – 14 to 16 ml
- Adulthood – 18 to 25 ml
The tanner staging is a pretty good reference in order to determine testicle developmental stage as well as “average” testicle size for a certain age.
Below Average Male Testicle Size
Now let’s say that you have measured or your doctor has determined your testicle size to be smaller than average or shrunken when compared to your younger years. What are your options if the aesthetic is bothersome to you?
Many surgeons worldwide perform testicle replacement surgeries using testicle prosthesis. Also, some use the same prostheses in order to increase/improve the scrotal size. The downside of such a surgery is that the patient will usually end up with an enlarged scrotum but also with 3 or 4 testicles instead of two larger ones.