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How do you perform a self testicle exam? What should I look for? How often? When should I do it? Where?

How do you perform a self testicle exam? What should I look for? How often? When should I do it? Where?

Testicle Cancer?: Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that could cause symptoms in this part of the body. We also include information on how to do a testicular self-exam for men who want to do so. Http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/testicularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer

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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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My testicle hurt when I exam them, there is no lumps or swelling the pain is at the top of each the pain goes away if I stop the exam

My testicle hurt when I exam them, there is no lumps or swelling the pain is at the top of each the pain goes away if I stop the exam

Sensitive testicles: There is no medical condition or concern with symptoms only when you touch something on your body and at no other time. Usually when someone tells a doctor something hurts when I do "this" the doctor advises the patient to stop doing "that". Sounds like the next time you see your doctor you should mention this.

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I went to dr for my pain in left testicle she did an exam couldn't find any lumps or any out of the ordinary. ...She saud an ultrasound would be helpful. ..What else could I have?

I went to dr for my pain in left testicle she did an exam couldn't find any lumps or any out of the ordinary. ...She saud an ultrasound would be helpful. ..What else could I have?

Varicocoele: The main things to rule out are a testicular mass or torsion (where the tetsicle twists around on its blood vessels). Both of these are emergencies & it sounds like your doc already ruled them out. A common cause of dull testicle pain (espcially left side) is a varicocoele which is like varicose veins aournd the teste. An ultrasound can pick this up. Alos need make sure you odnt have a hernia.

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Do doctors check your testicles every physical exam. He did last time and everything was good. Just wondering if they do it every exam.

Do doctors check your testicles every physical exam. He did last time and everything was good. Just wondering if they do it every exam.

Once a year: You should check every month and alert your doc to any changes. Your doc will check once a year.

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What could a firm tubular feeling at bottom right posterior side of testicle be? Also have some lower ab pain. Doc didn't feel anything alarming@ exam

Epididymis: The epididymis is a normal tubular structure that can be felt above and below the testis on either side. If it's inflamed it sometimes becomes an large and tender. If there's any question about irregularity on physical exam, a scrotal ultrasound can be performed.

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I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. Is that normal?

I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. Is that normal?

Hard testicle.: Does it feel different from the left testicle? Has it changed from what you remember from prior? Has the right testicle been growing? If you're not satisfied with the answer you're being given, then perhaps a second opinion with a Urologist would be in order. Maybe a testicular ultrasound. Better to be safe.

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During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

Exam: Yes, it's the only way. There are serious conditions that have to be evaluated by physical exam to detect and diagnose. It can be difficult feeling vulnerable and exposed. Take a minute to share your concerns with the doctor to allow him or her to help you feel more comfortable. It could save your life.

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Testicle pain and discomfort doctor did urine test, no exam, set appointment for next month. Should she have done more? I can't be seen till next month

Get an exam: A young man your age with testicular pain really should have a testicular exam and not just a urine test. Go back for a testicular exam or go elsewhere for an exam if you don't want to go back to the same place.

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32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

R/O EPIDIDIMYTIS: Testiciular pain demands a through evaluation. EXam/LABS/TESTICULAR US. Your symptoms are consistent with epididimytis v varicocoele v spermatocoele. Discuss with your dr. He may start empiric abs ie DOXYCYCLINE/CIPRO

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Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?

Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?

Yes: An Endocrinologist is a licensed medical doctor who has trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Such a doctor is well trained to give you the type of full exam you are requesting.

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Can testicular pain onset over 2-3 hours be torsion? Primarily pelvic pain and testicle later. No hernia per exam. No swelling. Improved to milder pain worsened with activity 20 hours later

Can testicular pain onset over 2-3 hours be torsion? Primarily pelvic pain and testicle later. No hernia per exam. No swelling. Improved to milder pain worsened with activity 20 hours later

Sudden onset: Torsion of the testicle occurs very suddenly. Other inflammatory condtions like orchitis and epididymitis can occur more gradually. If this discomfort persists, an exam by a urologist is recommended.

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