Still on men’s health- Time for your shower checks
We understand you might be embarrassed with checking your privates or speaking to anyone about them but it is necessary to know your body. Now it doesn’t involve just normal touch but detailed process. Here are some steps:
When to check:
Preferably when taking a WARM shower or bath as this is when your scrotal sac is relaxed so darling,, be patient
How to check:
Hold your scrotum in the palms of your hands. Use the fingers and thumbs on both hands to examine your testicles.
Size and weight
surely you know the size of your boys , or somewhat do not be alarmed if one sags more than the other but a noticeable change in size and weight MIGHT indicate something might be wrong
Lumps or swellings
Like I said, be patient with this shower checks as you need to gently feel each testicle individually. It should be smooth with no lumps or swellings.
Wait don’t just rush out of the shower just yet- COMPARE one testicle with the other. It is unusual to develop cancer in both testicles at the same time.
Tubes DON’T be alarmed
You should feel a soft tube at the top and back of the testicle (the epididymis). Don’t confuse it with an abnormal lump.
You should also feel the firm, smooth tube of the spermatic cord, which runs up from the epididymis.
WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR:
You should see your doctor if you have:
- an unusual lump or swelling in part of one testicle
- a sharp pain in the testicle or scrotum
- a heavy scrotum
REMEMBER, CHECK ON THEM, THEY ARE YOURS!!!!
Reference source: Cancer research uk