• CHECK YOUR BALLS

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    Hampshire Hogg [sign in to see picture]
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    Alice, thanks for bumping this, I had a scare a few years ago.

    Fortunately I was OK but as I was advised at the time

    " If in doubt get it checked out"

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    MSChaps [sign in to see picture]
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    Brilliant posting thank you! I check my OH's regularly but nice to read a post now and again to refresh what you know.

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    HappilyExperimenting [sign in to see picture]
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    I like this thread, congratulations Alice and others for being in the clear :)

    I was wondering though, how do you check for lumps in your breasts? Mine feel lumpy all the time but I have no idea what I'm feeling for. Can anyone help me out?

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    GymJunki3 [sign in to see picture]
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    Pleased everyone's doing OK :) Thanks Alice--it's great that you're bringing awareness to this.

    Happily Experimenting (2 disclaimers, I'm not a doctor and, I am a man) so I'm sure others can give better advice. Please listen to them instead! But I hope this may be of some use / help in the meantime.

    This is what I was told / taught. First off, don't to be afraid to press down with the flat part of both your hands when when examining, some women tend to do this too gently. Divide the breast up into sections and examine each area at time (e.g.) clockwise etc. Don't forget to check near the armpit or the sides of th breast, as this area gets neglected. And also, check the areola / nipple area for discharge or change in colour. As the breasts get bigger just before menstruation, it's probably easier to do this after your period.

    You're looking for anything which feels abnormal. As you say it can be common for some women to have small fibroadenomas but if in doubt it's ALWAYS best to see your GP.

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    Lovehoney - Alice [sign in to see picture]
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    HappilyExperimenting wrote:

    I like this thread, congratulations Alice and others for being in the clear :)

    I was wondering though, how do you check for lumps in your breasts? Mine feel lumpy all the time but I have no idea what I'm feeling for. Can anyone help me out?

    This is a great resource for boobs:

    http://www.coppafeel.org/Page/boobcheck

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    theCarnalCouple [sign in to see picture]
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    Great resource for those with worries / questions / concerns

    http://everyman-campaign.org/

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    I had a colleague who had a testicle removed, he developed testicular cancer after a severe crush injury (crushed when a stack of pipes collapsed) despite also losing a lung he went on to live a full happy life and is now retired.

    check yer goolies guys.

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    Lovehoney - Alice [sign in to see picture]
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    When I first posted this thread it had been 6 months since diagnosis, and it's now been three years!

    Time for a BUMP!

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    Plain Jane [sign in to see picture]
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    Quite right Alice

    33 years since I had a lumpectomy

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    bemmyscot [sign in to see picture]
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    Intresting thread. Nice to see the number of ladies that check their guys balls. My wife has never really checked mine. I probably dont check mine often enough, but so far so good.

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    jaycloth [sign in to see picture]
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    I had really serious testicular pain about 8 years ago. Did some examination and felt a small lump on the testicle. Went to the GP who said it wasn't cancer and showed no interest in what might be causing the pain. Went everywhere from other doctors, to an STI clinic, to Harley Street specialists. Several months, several procedures and several thousand pounds later - the pain went away by itself. The consultant urologist told me the lump was a slightly larger natural piece of tissue where the testicle joined the epididymis. Fantastic.

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    FoxyStoat [sign in to see picture]
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    I had the snip on the last friday before Christmas 2012.

    I was awake. It was uncomfortable. They did swell a bit.

    Just thought I'd throw that one in there.......keep calm and carry on !!!

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    Cap54 [sign in to see picture]
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    If in dout get checked out
    Had a painful lump a couple of weeks ago on one of my balls
    Went to Doc's he had a feel said it wasn't anything serious
    Sent me for ultrasound,appointments tomorrow
    Not looking forward to that but hay-ho
    Here's hoping

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