How can I tell if my testicles have dropped?

I am 14 and about six months ago, I hit puberty. I knew this because I started getting pubic hair. The pubic hair is now dense and long. Anyways, I can tell that my testicles have gotten quite a big bigger. About three times today, I could feel a kind of soreness in my right testicle that I could also feel right below my belly and a little bit to the right. My testicles also look lower and can swing much more freely. I would appreciate if anyone could help me out.

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Medical student here...your testicles desend very early in life...before birth if not soon after. During puberty you get maturation of the testicles and penis (why they have gotten larger). The testicles start in the abdomens and descend into the testicular sac which is why if you injur them you can feel the pain 'periambilical'..which is what you are describing. So...have you injured yourself or done anything you can think of that could have caused the pain? Are you sexually active? Have you had all of your vaccinations? Do you have any other symptoms? When you say your testicles have gotten larger do you mean suddenly (such as with inflammation and swelling)? Is there any redness or heat? Keep in mind if there is anything wrong you will need a physical exam with a real doctor for actual treatment (which I obviously can not provide). Good luck.

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1) No injuries. I was thinking maybe growing pains?
2) I am not sexually active except for the frequent masturbation.
3) I have had all of my vaccinations.
4) Symptoms of what? Puberty?
5) Not suddenly. Slowly over the past six months.
6) No redness or heat (except if you count the kind of heat you have in your armpit, in that case, yes.)

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I have never heard of 'growing pains' for what you are describing, but my experience is very limited. Other symptoms would be fever, recent illness etc that could indicate an overall illness (but I'm assuming from your response that you are relatively healthy). Can you describe the pain and how bad it is on a scale of 1-10? Nothing that I can think of would describe what you're asking about, which could be nothing, so all I can suggest is that if the pain becomes worse or continues you seek an appointment with your pediatrician.

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I'd say it's about a 2/10 for pain.

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Thanks!

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