Testicular Pain (cont.)
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How is a testicular exam performed?
A testicular self-examination may allow individuals to detect testicular cancer at an earlier stage of the disease. Often, an abnormal lump or mass, or a change in the size or consistency of the testicle may be the first sign of a testicular tumor. Many health-care professionals recommend that young men perform a monthly testicular self-examination if they have the following risk factors:
A testicular self-examination should be performed during or shortly after a bath or shower when the scrotum is relaxed and the testicles descended.
What is the aftercare for testicular pain?
Individuals with testicular pain who are discharged home after undergoing a medical evaluation will need to follow-up as per the instructions set forth by the health care professional. Generally speaking, patients who have undergone surgery for any reason will require outpatient follow-up with the physician to monitor progress and manage any potential complications. If your symptoms worsen, or fail to improve after treatment, contact your health care professional.
Can testicular pain be prevented?
Many causes of testicular pain are not entirely preventable; however, some measures may be taken to decrease the risk:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2015
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