How to do a self examination

  • Examine your testicles after taking a warm bath or shower
  • Stand in front of a mirror and look for any signs of swelling
  • Support your testicles with one hand and feel each one with your other hand
  • Roll the testicles between the thumb and fingers, feeling for any lumps – its normal to feel soft chord-like structure of the top and back of each testicle (lumps can be as-small-as a grain of rice and are usually uite firm like a hard rubber)
  • Also check for areas that feel tender

Signs and Symptoms to look out for

  • A painless swelling or lump in one for both testicles
  • Pain or feeling of heaviness in a testicle
  • An ache in the lower abdomen, back or groin

Risk Factors

  • Babies born with undescended testicles
  • Congenital (born with) abnormalities of the testicle, penis, kidney and inguinal hernias (hernia in groin are)
  • A family history of testicular cancer
  • Using marijuana (dagga or cannabis)

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