Men’s Health: Check YourselfBlog Health News 23rd October 2023 Enquiries & appointments
Testicular cancer is one of the less common cancers in men and mostly affects men between the age of 15 to 49. Even so, it is important to know how to check yourself and to regularly do it.
At KIMS Hospital, Men’s Health is important to us and we can support with the appropriate tests and assessments for your peace of mind.
Signs and Symptoms
The most obvious symptom to look out for is a swelling or lump on the testicles. This is likely to be a painless lump the size of a pea or larger. Any signs and symptoms should always be checked by a medical professional.
Other symptoms include;
- Firmness of the testicles has increased.
- A difference in appearance between one to the other.
- An ache or sharp pain that comes and goes in the testicles or scrotum.
- Scrotum feeling heavy.
These symptoms do not mean you definitely have testicular cancer, however it is important to see a GP as soon as possible.
How to check yourself
Please see below a step by step process of checking yourself which should be carried out on a regular basis and if you have any concerns don’t leave it – get in contact with a GP or Consultant Urologist.
- Use both hands to feel each testicle one at a time. It is normal for one testicle to be larger than the other.
- Roll the testicle between your thumb and finger to inspect.
- Feel for lumps, bumps and changes in size.
- Familiarise yourself with the spermatic cord and epididymis tube that connects to the back of each testicle.
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