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
Check one testicle at a time.
Hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers of both hands and roll it gently between your fingers.
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.