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Self Check For Testicular Cancer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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