For most men, any talk about testicles usually involves more than a handful of crude jokes, some locker room talk, and definitely a couple of putdowns that you share with your best friends – maybe the best way to show them exactly how important they are to you without having to get all soft.
However, that’s not the kind of conversation that we are talking about here.
We’re talking about the kind of chatter that you’ll want to have about your balls that is considerably more difficult to have, especially when you’re getting a bit older.
We’re talking about chatting with your doctor about your balls, and whether or not they are as healthy as they should be.
For obvious reasons, most men have more than a bit of a difficult time telling a complete and total stranger that their testicles may or may not be everything that they should be – especially if there’s pain or embarrassment involved.
This is the kind of thing that most men trying to “play through”, not understanding that doing so could put themselves in serious jeopardy.
There’s nothing to fool around with when you’re talking about pain, discomfort, or anything “abnormal” in the testicular region.
Before we go any further though, it’s critical that you understand that this quick guide isn’t meant to get you in an uproar over whether or not your balls are all that they should be (or all that they could be).
Yes, there are some very real (and very scary) medical conditions that could impact or affect your testicles, which is the whole point of this guide.
However, for the most part, these conditions are quite rare – and the odds are that you aren’t going to have to deal with them.
But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be on the lookout, and ready to bring anything and everything to the attention of your doctor if it just doesn’t feel right.
Fall in love with a “self-checkout”
There aren’t going to be too terribly many times in your life where you are encouraged to play with your testicles, but that’s exactly what we’re going right now.
You need to make sure that you are completely and totally comfortable with self-checking your testicles on a regular and routine basis, especially if you aren’t visiting the doctor on an annual basis quite yet.
Spends time in the shower (when you have them at their “loosest” thanks to the hot water) giving them a once over, making sure that there are no abnormalities, weird pain/sensations, or lumps to speak of.
If you find anything – anything at all – it’s time to make an appointment.
Get medical attention ASAP
Anytime you think that you’re dealing with a situation with your testicles (or anything dealing with that area, including erectile dysfunction, impotence, or anything else out of place), you need to make sure that you’re bringing in the experts as quickly as you can.
This isn’t anything that you can’t afford to mess around with.
Most of the time, they’ll be able to put your mind at ease by telling you that there’s nothing wrong, or recommending that you clear up your erectile dysfunction with Viagra or some other sildenafil solution.
However, if there is something that needs to be addressed, it’s better taking care of just as quickly as possible before it gets a chance to spiral out of control.
You really don’t want to find yourself in that kind of situation.