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How can I do a skin self-exam?

How can I do a skin self-exam?

Examine all over: It is important for you to examine your entire body as skin cancer can occur anywhere, not only on areas exposed to the sun. You should be familiar with your birthmarks, blemishes, and moles so you know what they look like and can spot changes. As you examine your skin, look for changes in the size, color, shape, or texture. Http://www. Melanomamonday. Org/documents/body_mole_map_11-09.pdf. ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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How can I perform a self exam to tell if my hymen is thick or thin?

How can I perform a self exam to tell if my hymen is thick or thin?

Why: I am not sure that has any significance. Most hymens are not very thick either way. ...Read more

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Lately I have been noticing that my breasts are more tender than usual. What could this mean? I did a self exam and they seem normal just tender.

Lately I have been noticing that my breasts are more tender than usual. What could this mean? I did a self exam and they seem normal just tender.

Mastalgia: Breast pain, also called mastalgia, is a common condition among women. According to California Pacific Medical Center, breast pain affects 50 to 70 percent of women (CPMC). The pain is usually categorized as either cyclical or noncyclical.

Cyclical pain is associated with your menstrual cycle, whereas noncyclical pain is not. Pain linked with the menstrual cycle tends to lessen during or after your period.

Noncyclical pain can have many causes, including injury to the breast. Sometimes noncyclical pain can come from surrounding muscles or tissues rather than the breast itself. Noncyclical pain is much less common than cyclical pain, and the causes can be harder to ascertain.

Mastalgia can vary in intensity, from a sharp pain to a mild tingling. Some women may experience breast tenderness, or their breasts may feel fuller than usual. ...Read more

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Should one squeeze their breast to check while performing monthly self exam?

Should one squeeze their breast to check while performing monthly self exam?

Gentle pressure: Use gentle pressure to compress the breast tissue against the chest wall to check for lumps ...Read more

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Is there a self exam for testicular cancer? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Is there a self exam for testicular cancer? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Feel your Testes: Do a self exam. If you feel a lump, hardness, enlargement, pain, or any other change in one or both of their testicles, you should visit your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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When I self-exam my testicles, I feel a slight, sharp pain. This has been going on for a few weeks. It wasn't before. Could this be a serious problem?

When I self-exam my testicles, I feel a slight, sharp pain. This has been going on for a few weeks. It wasn't before. Could this be a serious problem?

I'd get checked.: If you are experiencing new pain or tenderness in the testicle, it is worth getting a physician to evaluate it. What you describe is not typical of the most worrisome testicular problems (testicular torsion or cancer), but a history and physical exam by a doctor can help determine if you need further testing with a scrotal ultrasound. Self exams can cause some discomfort. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 27 and very worried. I have large breast (dd) one breast has always been larger then the other. The right one. I do the self exam like the dr showed me and I haven't felt anything. When I exam squeezing on my breast while standing I swear I feel s

Hi. I'm 27 and very worried. I have large breast (dd) one breast has always been larger then the other. The right one. I do the self exam like the dr showed me and I haven't felt anything. When I exam squeezing on my breast while standing I swear I feel s

Self breast exam: Is important so that you become familiar with what is normal for you. It is common, and not abnormal, for one breast to be larger than the other. In some women this is more pronounced than in other women. If you feel something that concerns you when you exam your breasts, you should discuss it with your doctor, or you may ask another question including what you feel that concerns you. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can apply to my penis to moisturizer it? Sometimes it feels dry when I do a self exam. Please and thank you

Is there anything I can apply to my penis to moisturizer it? Sometimes it feels dry when I do a self exam. Please and thank you

Any Moisturiser: If it is only dry, you can use any over the counter moisturizer immediately after taking bath and that will take care of the dryness. ...Read more

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Found a pinhead size lump at top of right testicle. Its hard to find but it worries me. Should I get checked? . I found it during self exam in hot bath

Found a pinhead size lump at top of right testicle. Its hard to find but it worries me. Should I get checked? . I found it during self exam in hot bath

Get checked: Although there are a number of benign conditions that may cause a lump on or near the testes, you should have this examined by a doctor. Appropriate exam and testing can then occur to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Had 2 clinical breast exams, 2 docs bc I thought I felt something in self exam-Both normal. They would have felt something wrong and palpable if there?

Had 2 clinical breast exams, 2 docs bc I thought I felt something in self exam-Both normal. They would have felt something wrong and palpable if there?

Keep insisting: If you still feel something, then please let your primary care doctor or GYN know. Even if your doctor doesn't feel it, and you still do, please discuss breast imaging, such as ultrasound and/or mammogram. Also, if you have family history of breast or other cancer, please also discuss this with your doctor. Make sure the doctor knows you are also having back pain. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I do a breast self-exam?

How can I do a breast self-exam?

Self breast exam: Self breast exam in a premenopausal woman should be done shortly after menses has started (days3-7). Probably better while taking a shower. Should be systematic and feeling aroud the breast in counterclockwise fashion. Finally inspecting the nipples and gently squezzing it looking for any discharge. The most important thing is to know your breast so you can pick up a change. ...Read more

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Breast self exam should end at age 85?

Breast self exam should end at age 85?

No!: Every patient should continue breast self exams as long as they are still present. Moreover, there is a 2 % rate of breast cancer in males as well. ...Read more

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What is a breast self-exam? Is it easy?

What is a breast self-exam? Is it easy?

Know your breasts: Most recent recommendations are to have "breast self-awareness" rather than having to learn the steps of a rigid or detailed process of an examination. You know your body best. Don't be afraid to touch your breasts to know their consistency so you can get checked if things change. Get an exam if discharge, skin dimpling or redness, a lump or tender spot, especially if one sided. ...Read more

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What's breast self-exam good for anymore?

What's breast self-exam good for anymore?

Focus on your normal: Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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How can we conduct thorough breast self exam?

How can we conduct thorough breast self exam?

Focus on our normal: Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to do a breast self-exam?

What is the best way to do a breast self-exam?

Self Breast Exam: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam

If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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When should women start doing breast self exam?

As soon as present: Yes, even young adolescents should check their breasts initially with their mother's guidance. This parent education will serve the teens well lifelong. ...Read more

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Is a breast self exam supposed to be done by guys?

Is a breast self exam supposed to be done by guys?

Not routinely: Although about 1% of breast cancers occur in men, it is more likely to be detected early because there is less breast tissue to obscure a lump. Rouitine self-exam by men is not generally recommended. ...Read more

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What should men be feeling for during a breast self exam?

What should men be feeling for during a breast self exam?

Lumpy bumpy: You need to palpate and feel uniformity of tissue.
When you feel a mass that stands out of that uniformity, that should be evaluated by a doctor. You may want to ask your doctor to demonstrate the technique. ...Read more

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What exactly is the proper method to perform a breast self exam?

Focus on your normal: Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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What's the proper method to perform a breast self exam? Sitting, lying?

Lying: It used to be suggested that they be done while in the shower with soap on your fingers to make it easier to feel things. But, in the past year, the new recommendations are to do the exam when lying down to get flattening of the breast tissue against the ribs. Use the fat part of the fingers and push the tissue against the rib cage. ...Read more

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Always had one breast bigger that the other. Today I noticed it a little more. I'm mentruating. Did self exam and no bumps. I'm 24 I have small breasts?

Always had one breast bigger that the other. Today I noticed it a little more. I'm mentruating. Did self exam and no bumps. I'm 24 I have small breasts?

It is common: It is common, and not abnormal, for one breast to be larger than the other. In some women this is more pronounced than in other women. It is normal for these differences to be more pronounced just before and/or during menstruation. ...Read more

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How often should I do a breast self-exam (bse)?

Monthly if desired: The value of breast self exams (bse) in the early detection of breast cancer is not settled. Instead, a clinical breast exam (cbe) should be done by a health professional (e.g. Family physician) on a regular schedule such as every 3-6 months. If self exam is desired then the correct tchnique has to be practiced and verified by your doctor first. After that, a monthly bse can be done. ...Read more

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Is a breast-self exam still suggested by doctors?

Focus on your normal: Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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Is a breast self-exam more accurate than a mammogram at 35?

Is a breast self-exam more accurate than a mammogram at 35?

Apples ; Oranges: Mammograms can see things which cannot be felt; breast (self) exam can sometimes find lumps that cannot be seen--these modalities complement one another. That said, we usually do not recommend mamms until age 40. If one has a suspicious lump by either modality, (nonsurgical) needle biopsy is the only means for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Noticed a small amount of yellow discharge from a montgomery bump during my self exam, so I squeezed my nipple and several more had goo. Normal?

Noticed a small amount of yellow discharge from a montgomery bump during my self exam, so I squeezed my nipple and several more had goo. Normal?

Check it: I would get it checked out. The chances of it being bad is small, but its always better to be checked out. For your peace of mind and for your health. ...Read more

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Do all testicular cancers have a lump on the testicle? If not, what percentage of testicular cancers have a lump/mass that can be felt on self exam?

Do all testicular cancers have a lump on the testicle? If not, what percentage of testicular cancers have a lump/mass that can be felt on self exam?

Here are some...: Since every life event always presents itself on its pattern of full spectrum from nothing to something obvious and a patient would not see doctor until s/he accumulates enough amount of personal inconvenience, embarrassment, & suffering. So, probably more than 90% of cases would present for concerning a palpable mass by self or partner. Nonetheless, do testicular self-exam - TSE - regularly... ...Read more

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What are are the symptoms of a severed epididymis? I'm 20 and my testicular self exam seemed a bit fishy, my left testicle is hanging lower than normal, and there is a dull pain in it, I couldn't trace the tube all the way back to my testicle as is is kind

What are are the symptoms of a severed epididymis? I'm 20 and my testicular self exam seemed a bit fishy, my left testicle is hanging lower than normal, and there is a dull pain in it, I couldn't trace the tube all the way back to my testicle as is is kind

Hi.: Hi. I have not heard of the epididymis being severed. However, here are a list of possible symptoms from epididymitis. Inflammation of the epididymis is called epididymitis, and it is usually caused by bacteria from the bladder or the urethra. Symptoms can include blood in the semen, discharge from the penis, tenderness or heaviness in the testicular area, fever or chills. You could experience pain with ejaculation, urination of defecation. The scrotum or groin could be painful, tender or swollen. ...Read more