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Your Testicles 

What To Look For
When Checking Your Testicles

 

Following is a list of what may be signs of testicular cancer. If you have any of them, 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