How to check if your balls are healthy?

First sign and symptom of testicular cancer

The first signs or symptoms of testicular cancer (also known as malignant neoplasm of the testes) may include any growth, swelling, or a lump on either testicle. This testicular lump can be about a pea size or a marble. Many of the tumors will feel rock-like. Numbness, pain, discomfort, or irritation is usually felt in a testicle or the scrotum. The scrotum is the sac in which testes reside.

Can testicular cancer go unnoticed?

Testicular cancer develops very slowly so it can remain unnoticed for many years. But it is an important thing to keep in your notice that it grows very readily and hence needs immediate response and treatment. Like all other cancers, testicular cancer may grow continuously and spread to other parts of the body.

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer:

  1. A lump in either testicle which may or may not be painful
  2. An enlarged testicle
  3. Pain in the testicle
  4. A dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin
  5. A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
  6. Heaviness in the scrotum
  7. A shrinking testicle while other large
  8. Sharp pain in the lower abdomen

Do you pee blood if you have testicular cancer?

Blood in the urine may be a sign of kidney or bladder cancer. Blood in the urine is known as hematuria. Enlarged prostate, kidney or bladder stones, and other non-cancerous conditions may be associated with blood in the urine.

What are the frequent symptoms associated with testicular cancer?

Frequent symptoms of Testicular Cancer

  1. Abdominal cramping or pain
  2. Asymmetric testicular enlargement
  3. Breast enlargement (gynecomastia)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Cough
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Flushing
  8. Haematemesis
  9. Low back pain (lumbago)
  10. Precocious puberty
  11. Peripheral edema
  12. Palpable testicular mass
  13. Neurologic abnormalities
  14. Shortness of breath (dyspnea), 
  15. Swelling
  16. Testicular atrophy
  17. Wheezing
  18. Lump in the neck due to metastasis of cancer
  19. Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) from metastatic spread to the lungs

How do you check if your balls are healthy?

How do you check for testicular cancer?

Testicular Self Exam

Hold your penis out of the way and check each testis separately. Glide your thumb and fingers along both sides of the testes moving from top to bottom. Then, glide your fingers over the front and back of the testicle. Roll your testicles gently between your fingers.

Hold your testicle between your thumbs and fingers with both hands and detect any change in the size, shape, or consistency of your testicles. Look and feel for any lumps, nodules, or bumps with your hand moving like this.

Late-stage symptoms of testicular cancer

The original cancer is known as a primary tumor. If left undiagnosed, testicular cancer may spread from the site of the original tumor to nearby lymph nodes. This then spreads to distant organ systems (stage 3). The site of the new cancer is known as either a secondary or metastatic tumor.

Metastatic signs and symptoms of testicular cancer

  1. Confusion
  2. Chronic cough
  3. Chronic fatigue
  4. Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  5. Headaches
  6. Unexplained weight loss
  7. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  8. Swelling and pain in the lower extremities
  9. Blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  10. Lower back pain if cancer spreads to nearby lymph nodes
  11. Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) if the malignancy spread to the lungs
  12. Neurological symptoms may develop if a secondary tumor is established in the brain

What are the rare symptoms linked to testicular cancer?

Symptoms of Rare Testicular Cancer

There is a rare testicular cancer known as choriocarcinoma. Embryonal carcinoma is also more prone to metastasis. Men may develop enlarged breasts a condition known as gynecomastia due to the excessive production of a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin. Choriocarcinoma is an aggressive type of testicular cancer. It may spread to the lungs, bones, and brain.

While testicular cancer develops before the age of 14, it induces early puberty (precocious puberty). It may be the first sign and is most often associated with the development of Leydig cell tumors.

Why is my left testicle hurting?

Sexually transmitted infection or testicular torsion can cause pain in the scrotum. Unexplained abdominal or groin pain also needs your doctor’s attention. Often, problems in the testicles cause abdominal or groin pain before the testicular pain.

Why does my dog have lumps on his balls?

Male dogs that have testicles not descended from the belly cavity are much more likely to develop a tumor than dogs with normal (scrotal) testicles. Dogs affected with these tumors show the symptom of testicular swelling or swelling of the scrotal area.

How do I know if my dog has testicular cancer?

The typical signs or symptoms of testicular cancer include swelling of one or both testicles and enlargement of the scrotum. Signs of feminization may become evident. Infertility may also be noted in breeding animals.

Do doctors check your private parts to test for testicular cancer symptoms?

Your healthcare provider may check your private body parts to diagnose testicular cancer. Your urologist may check any changes in the genital areas such as any lump or growth on the testicles. If found these growths or bumps are possible symptoms of testicular cancer.

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