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Dr. Edward Druy
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What are symptoms of testicular cancer and how would you self check yourself for any symtons?

What are symptoms of testicular cancer and how would you self check yourself for any symtons?

Self exam: You can examine your testicles by lightly running your fingers over each one. If you begin to feel a lump or a swollen testicle you should see a urologist who will examen your testicles carefully and may refer you for an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Uma Swamy
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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How do I check for testicular cancer?

How do I check for testicular cancer?

It's easy: Palpate your testes / "testicles". Get familiar with the contents of your scrotum, finding the epididymis and spermatic cord and the plexus of veins. Any other mass on the testis needs to be checked. Most of us men handle ourselves often enough so that we need not plan special times! that's a good thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Is it normal for a 6 yr old testicles to be slightly bigger than the other one? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Is it normal for a 6 yr old testicles to be slightly bigger than the other one? How do I check for testicular cancer?

Testes Two Sizes: The scrotum may be asymmetric - but the testes are usually - you can feel them if you gently roll the scrotum between your fingers - the same size. Your son should be checked by his pediatrician - a simple screening exam and possibly an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Lee
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Nurse gave me a ultrasound to check for testicular cancer because left side veins were enlarged and said it isn't Cancer. Is it something serious?

Nurse gave me a ultrasound to check for testicular cancer because left side veins were enlarged and said it isn't Cancer. Is it something serious?

Varicocele: Varicoceles usually occur on the left testicle more than right side. It is a benign condition. Usually, we recommend repair if it is the source of pain, left testicular atrophy or infertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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How do you check yourself for testicular cancer?

A boy/man has: 2 testicles, one on each side of the scrotum, located behnd yur penis. Isolate each testicle and rub your finger from top to bottom, front and back, each side. Usually there is a lump and a tube in the back called a an epididymus--normal. Compare sides, should be similar. Repeat monthly. Questions? See your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Dr. Kris Gast
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Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Is there a self-test for testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: The self test you are looking for is called a physical exam! basically you must be familiar with your own body in order to notice any changes. Men are really supposed to exam their testicles once a month just as women are asked to exam their breasts once a month. Just pick a day of the month and get it done. If you feel a knot or lump see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

Starts with : ...A physical exam, looking for testicular lumps. Ultrasound and certain blood tests (tumor markers like AFP and beta hcg) can be of help. If there is enough concern, a urologist removes the testicle. Testicular biopsy with a needle is not advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

See your doctor: Usually, cancer does not present as pain, but infection or inflammation can. Either way, please see your doctor and get a complete examination, to possibly include urinary analysis and if appropriate, testicular ultrasound. ...Read more

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