Checking Yourself For Testicular Cancer

Checking Yourself For Testicular Cancer

Why Self-Examine?

Things can go wrong with your testicles slowly, quickly or very fast.

A few conditions that affect the testicles are serious, but most are not. Knowing what your testicles normally feel and look like makes good sense so that changes can be spotted and advice sought quickly.

Signs To Watch Out For:

  • A lump in one testicle
  • Pain and tenderness in either testicle
  • Blood in the sperm at ejaculation
  • A build-up of fluid inside the scrotum
  • A heavy or dragging feeling in the groin or scrotum
  • Discharge or pus from the penis
  • An enlargement of the breasts with or without tenderness
  • An increase in size of a testicle (one testicle is normally larger than the other but the size and shape should remain more or less the same)