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What To Look For
When Checking Your Testicles

Following is a list of what to look for when checking your testicles. If you have any of these testicular cancer signs or symptoms, err on the side of caution and call your health professional for a doc-check.

  • A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum (pouch of skin containing the testicles).
  • A lump or swelling in either testicle.
  • A dull ache in the abdomen or groin.
  • A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum.
  • Pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum.
  • Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts.
  • Back pain.
  • Swelling of one or both legs. 
  • Shortness of breath.

A normal adult testicle is about the size of golf ball and is round, smooth and firm. It’s normal for one testicle to be a little bigger than the other.

Pain, swelling or a lump in your testicle or groin area may be a sign of a less serious medical condition or symptom of testicular cancer, each requiring treatment.


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Resources: The Mayo Clinic and Cancer.net

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