One of the hard realities of aging is that the body parts sag. Along with all the common areas, such as the chin or eyelids, most men will notice that their balls are slightly lower than in their younger years. In most cases, this is completely normal. Jamin Brahmbhatt, M.D. and Urologist at Orlando Health.
So, what causes your eggs to sag?
Let's talk about why your testicles hang on your body in the first place: "They [testicles] like to be a bit cooler than the rest of your body because that's the ideal temperature for sperm production", says Brahmbhatt Men's Health . The sagging scrotum skin lets your balls hang lower, away from your body when the internal temperature rises, as after exercise. When you are in a cold room, the testicles shrink to nearer your body to warm.
With age, the skin loses collagen, making the dermis thin and stretchy. This leads to flabby skin, which can also affect your genitals. There is no magic age in which these changes occur, but Brahmbhatt says that most of his patients notice a difference in their 60s or 70s.
What is normal and when are loose eggs a problem?
Of course, some sagging occurs and there is no "normal" length.
"I do not think anyone has ever done a study to measure the average sag across America," says Brahmbhatt.
Low-hanging testicles are usually not a problem, unless they affect your quality of life. Excessive sagging can make it difficult to find clothes, sleep, or even go to the bathroom, he says.
"This stretching can eventually cause pain," he says.
However, sometimes testicles may appear slack due to medical problems. Inguinal hernias, which occur when the tissue abuts through the abdominal muscles, can make the eggs appear flaccid. So can cysts. If things look awkward, let them examine you.