How To Perform a Testicular Self-Exam

A doctor talking to a man about performing a testicular self-exam.

A testicular self-exam plays a pivotal role in detecting testicular cancer early, significantly enhancing treatability and outcomes. Understanding the importance of these exams is crucial. Testicular cancer, when caught early, can often be treated effectively.

By incorporating self-exams into your monthly routine, you take an active step toward monitoring your health. This simple and quick procedure allows you to familiarize yourself with your body, making it easier to notice any unusual changes.

Embracing this practice empowers you to take charge of your health, offering peace of mind and confidence in managing your well-being.

Step-by-Step Guide to Self-Examination

Testicular self-exam is a quick and easy process. It takes just a few minutes but can be crucial for early detection of testicular cancer. Here’s how to do it properly:

  • Perform your exam after a warm bath or shower. This is when the scrotal skin is most relaxed, making it easier to feel for anything unusual.
  • Use both hands to examine each testicle separately. Hold one testicle between your thumbs and fingers, then gently roll it. Feel for any lumps, bumps, or changes in size and shape. It’s normal for one testicle to be slightly larger or hang lower than the other.
  • Pay attention to any changes in size, shape, or any discomfort in the testicles. You’re checking for lumps, but also note any changes in texture or weight.
  • Don’t rush. Take your time to repeat the process on the other testicle.

When to Seek Medical Advice

When noticing changes during a testicular self-exam, knowing when to seek medical advice is crucial. If you find a persistent lump, experience pain, or notice any significant changes in your testicles, it’s time to consult a healthcare professional.

Remember, most testicular lumps are not cancerous, but a professional assessment is essential for peace of mind and health. This step underscores the importance of not relying solely on self-exams for your overall health monitoring.

Regular healthcare visits are key to ensuring any issues are caught early. Taking action by seeking medical advice is a proactive step towards maintaining your health and well-being.

Schedule Your Testicular Cancer Consultation at Atlas Men’s Clinic

If you’ve noticed any changes or just want peace of mind, Atlas Men’s Clinic in California is here to help. Our team is committed to providing you with professional care. 

For a comprehensive evaluation or to simply discuss your concerns, schedule a consultation with us. Call our Los Angeles office at 323-677-2013, La Mesa office at 619-932-4461, or Bakersfield office at 661-443-3375. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

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