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When a guy gets a testicule exam from his doctor, why does the doctor ask him to cough?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Check for hernia

The cough invokes a valsalva response which increases the pressure inside your abdomen which could make a hidden asymptomatic hernia present itself.
We ask you to turn your head before coughing so that you don't cough directly on us!

In brief: Check for hernia

The cough invokes a valsalva response which increases the pressure inside your abdomen which could make a hidden asymptomatic hernia present itself.
We ask you to turn your head before coughing so that you don't cough directly on us!
Dr. Alvin Lin
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