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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

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

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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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How often should people perform breast and testicular self-exams?

How often should people perform breast and testicular self-exams?

Self -exams: Monthly breast self-examination is recommended & monthly self-examination of the testicles is recommended. ...Read more

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Is there a self exam for testicular cancer? How do I check for testicular cancer?

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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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... ...Read more

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How can I perform a self exam to tell if my hymen is thick or thin?

How can I perform a self exam to tell if my hymen is thick or thin?

Why: I am not sure that has any significance. Most hymens are not very thick either way. ...Read more

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How can I do a skin self-exam?

How can I do a skin 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 more

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Should one squeeze their breast to check while performing monthly self exam?

Should one squeeze their breast to check while performing monthly self exam?

Gentle pressure: use gentle pressure to compress the breast tissue against the chest wall to check for lumps ...Read more

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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.

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