Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
why do they check down there?
avatar
iam_sam posted:
when someone is going to join a sport or sometimes a certain job, why do some doctors check the male's testicles and ask them to cough? what does this have to do with playing sports or a certain job?
Reply
 
avatar
iam_sam responded:
anyone know the answer?
 
avatar
atti_editor responded:
Hi iam_sam,

This test is used to check for hernias . A hernia could hinder you from performing certain aspects of your job or participating in sports, and is usually treated with surgery.

Hope this answers your question!
-Atti


Helpful Tips

Hydration and the HeatExpert
Keep in mind with the warmer weather upon us, that our bodies will take some time to adapt to the temperature changes. Our bodies adapt ... More
Was this Helpful?
21 of 31 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Sports Medicine Center