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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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Dr. Warren Foster
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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