The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

Share this page with your friends

Bookmark and Share


About the Tanner stage calculator, what do you mean about your scrotum looks swollen?


A child's scrotum is pressed up against his groin. It doesn't stick out much because the testicles are not that large.

When puberty begins, one of the first changes is that the testicles begin to grow larger, but this takes place before the scrotum or the penis changes size. As a result the scrotum looks "swollen" but it doesn't yet hang down. The color also changes to a darker red tint, but that isn't something most boys would notice.