Care recipient (cr) needs to know how to perform a testicular self exam

Try: Perform the exam during or right after a hot shower or bath examine one testicle at a time use both hands to gently roll each testicle with slight pressure between the fingers place thumbs over the top of the testicle with the index and middle fingers of each hand behind the testicle and then roll it between the fingers the cr should be able to feel the sperm-carrying tube which feels soft rope-like and slightly tender to pressure and is located at the top of the back part of each testicle this is a normal lump remember that one testicle usually the right one is slightly larger than the other for most guys , this is also normal when examining each testicle feel for any lumps or bumps along the front or sides lumps may be as small as a piece of rice or a pea check for any swelling lumps or changes in the size or color of a testicle or pain or achy areas in the groin

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Gender, Male

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References: testicular self-examination by t ernesto figueroa 2009 available at

Keywords: Testicle groin

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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