It’s important for you and any men in your family to know how to perform a self-exam. Follow the steps below and if you feel or notice anything unusual, give us a call.

How to Perform a Testicular Self-Exam

Step 1:

Check one testicle at a time.

Step 2:

Hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers of both hands and roll it gently between your fingers.

Step 3:

If you notice any of these symptoms: hard lumps, smooth or rounded bumps, changes in size, shape or consistency…see a urologist right away.

Routine self-exams can alert you to potential testicular problems.

Other warning signs of testicular cancer can include: 

– Breast growth or soreness 

– Testicular enlargement, swelling, or pain 

– Aching or pain in lower belly or scrotum 

– Shortness of breath, chest pain, cough 

Make an appointment with your doctor if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or if you find a lump or detect any other changes during a testicular self-exam. Call 702-9310 or click here.