Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You can help your son by being aware of the development of his body and talking to him about it.

  • Check the position of the testicles regularly during diaper changing or at bath time. Keep a record of changes.
  • Give your son the vocabulary to talk about the scrotum and testicles. Explain that there are usually two testicles in the scrotum.
  • When he's about to reach puberty — usually around sixth grade — and you're talking about what physical changes to expect, explain how he can check the testicles himself.
Oct. 03, 2012