A testicular self-exam is an inspection of the appearance and feel of your testicles. You can do a testicular exam yourself, typically standing in front of a mirror.

Routine testicular self-exams can give you a greater awareness of the condition of your testicles and help you detect changes. Self-exams can also alert you to potential testicular problems.

If you detect lumps or other changes during a testicular self-exam, make an appointment with your doctor.

Nov. 14, 2017
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