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Prostate 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Why: I am not sure that has any significance. Most hymens are not very thick either way. ...Read more
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
Gentle pressure: use gentle pressure to compress the breast tissue against the chest wall to check for lumps ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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