Palpate the Testes

Each testis is palpated separately. Use both hands to grasp the patient's testicle gently. While your left hand holds the superior and inferior poles of the testicle, your right hand palpates the anterior and posterior surfaces. The technique for palpation of the testicle is demonstrated in Figure 18-25.

Note the size, shape, and consistency of each testicle. No tenderness or nodularity should be present. Normal testicles have a firm, rubbery consistency. The size and consistency of one

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