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Testicle Self Exam
How do you perform a self testicle exam? What should I look for? How often? When should I do it? Where?
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.
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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
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
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
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... ...Read more
What are are the symptoms of a severed epididymis? Im 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 couldnt 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. ...Read more
I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?
I'm worried about becoming erect during a testicle exam with my female urologist. Is this a common occurance?
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. ...Read more
I did a testicle exam, and I fell a slight, linear bump, on my left testicle. The line seemed to wrap around the whole testicle. Could i have cancer?
Have it checked: The best way to find out is to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Could my prostate cause my testicle pain I've been having .....I had an exam done an dr couldnt find anything abnormal with my testicles ....Ive schedule an ultrasound what's next if they can't fund anything ...An what does an ultrasound show....
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. ...Read more
32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol
Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?
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
Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?
Benign cysts: An epididymal cyst is fluid-filled sac which grows at the top end of the testicle in the long, tightly coiled tube called epididymis. Cysts are benign (ie not caused by cancer). Usually in head of epididymis , may be one, bilateral, or multiple. Larger ones can be removed by a surgeon, especially if painful. Epididymal cysts usually not associated with infertility. ...Read more
No different: No different than if you had two, except maybe it only takes half the time? In all seriousness, having a single testicle should not hamper your ability to perform a thorough self-exam. I recommend doing it in a warm shower with lots of soap, once a month. ...Read more
Sir I want to know that if the testicle is dead will it obviously shrink in size?
Plz give the way we can self examine that our testicles are dead or
"Dead" testicle: You cannot self-examine for testicle problems other than self-exam in the shower for unusual lumps which you follow up w/a doctor visit. Please see your doc ASAP. If the cord to your testicle is twisted it can block circulation and is a medical emergency. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel a vein across the actual testicle i did a self check just were the testicle connects i can feel a vein across the side of tetical?
Vesicals: Tubular structures travel from and over the testes and you may be palpating seminal vesicals and/or the epididymus all of which are normal structures and are somewhat moveable. Veins may be quite obvious in the scrotum. See your physician if you have continuing concerns. ...Read more
I have a lump under neath my testicle my right nut i don't no if i hurt it win i was a sleep or win i was playing with my self it dose not hurt ?
See answer : If the lump is separate from the testicle, it most likely is a swollen epididymis, epididymal cyst or other benign lesion. If this is the case, then a period of observation with regular self-exam is reasonable. If the lump is coming from the testicle, then testicular tumor needs to be ruled out. If this is the case or unsure, see md or urologist. ...Read more
Can being self concious of your testicles make them feel slightly achy. I feel no pain or discomfort when I do not think about them or if i'm active?
Should not ache:
Both or just one? Are you biking? Do you were tight jeans? Boxers or briefs? Any trauma?
Most of the time weh we are occupied with something we do not pay attention to some discomfort here and there. If this is discomforting and causeing concerns have a doctor examine you. ...Read more
One of my testicles is damaged ( became very small and shapeless) i feel my self physically and mentally lazy and dull . Is it cfs ? What should I do?
Occasionally while I walk or sit then there is some pain from my right testicle. It started hurting about 2 days ago and I did self-examine to feel for anything weird. There are no bumps or anything, it just feels swollen and tender when I touch it.
Husband has had sore testicles for one month. Not sharp pain just very sore. On self examination one is larger. No lumps. What could this be?
If the testicle is moving by its self in the scrotum after a testicular torsion is that means it recovered?
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