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Q&A with Dr.P – WHY WON’T MY MAN LISTEN!!???

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QUESTION :
My boyfriend has some issues..  I noticed the other day when i was down in the man part area that something was a little different. He himself has also expressed some discomfort in that area. I have looked up symptoms etc and all signs lead towards Testicular Cancer. I have tried and tried to get him to go to the doctor, but he won’t. What should i do to encourage him to go?  Amber, Boulder, CO
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ANSWER:

Amber, wonderful question.  This is one the BIGGEST problems with guys…  while we are caring and strong, we are stubborn – especially when it comes to sensitive areas like our genitals.  No guy wants to think he has anything wrong with his testicles or penis and the thought of cancer or surgery can be really scary.  For men with testicular cancer, the average time for a man to notice something in his testicles and come to medical attention is approximately 4-5 months in this country!!  Luckily our cure rate is still 95%, but we could probably get closer to 100% (with less chemotherapy and big surgery) if guys would go to the doctor a little sooner.  So you can stress to him that if he does have a problem, he would definitely want to address it sooner rather than later.

The other truth is that most problems “down there” are benign and don’t require surgery or treatment.  Hydrocele, varicocele, spermatocele are all benign growths in the scrotum.  None of which is dangerous.  So you can also stress to him that it’s likely nothing serious, but wouldn’t he want to know??
The last piece of this is that the evaluation only requires a physical examination by a physician and, only IF there is something abnormal, a scrotal ultrasound (painless, cheap (about $180 US and covered by all insurance), fast without radiation).
If he doesn’t listen to that, tell him Thomas and I are coming to drag him to the doctor!!
Dr. P

“Don’t let nobody touch it, unless that somebody’s me”

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Sigh, Adam Levine. You know just the words to a woman’s heart and well, other explicative body parts that just make us melt. Speaking of body parts, there’s a couple we need to address not just on Valentine’s Day, but every month of the year. Ladies, as you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with that special someone or watching 50 Shades of Grey in a sold out theatre, think about two very important things… balls.

50shadesofgrey-image_webI know when you hear, “balls,” you probably think of one of two things, the bouncy air-filled object that’s used in sports or those two dangling sacks of flesh hanging from a man’s scrotum. I am not talking about the balls on the court, rather, the special balls in your life and your bedroom.

cosmo-articleIn Cosmoplitan’s article, “Two spots he’s dying for you to touch,” you can read a long list of reasons why touching your man’s balls is really, really hot. “His testicles are actually covered by a thin layer of muscle that extends into his abdomen, so as he gets more excited, he experiences pleasurable contractions that radiate throughout his body, magnifying his climax,” says clinical sexologist Rachel Ross, MD, PhD. However, before or after the explosive climax, I challenge you to magnify your focus on performing a routine self-less exam on your man, which could save his life.

As women, we are constantly reminded about self-examination to prevent breast cancer, and as women, we should encourage our men to join in on this practice. We need to remind the men in our lives to take preventative measures with regards to their health.

First, let’s get educated.

There are many potential risk factors with regards to the nuts in our life, but the truth is no ball sack is safe. Lets throw the ball around a bit and get a better idea of what we’re talking about:

Testicular Cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells and without early detection, can potentially spread to other parts of the body. In fact, 90% of all TC starts in the germ cells, or in laymen terms their potential swimmers. The warning signs are simple, but not easy to juggle (see what I did there): Feeling a lump or pain in the testes, Heaviness or dragging feeling in the lower abdomen or scrotum, Dull pain in the abdomen and groin are all signs of concern.

Now, back to the magnified climax…

This weekend, get some red-hot lingerie, read a page out loud of 50 Shades of Grey, put on his blindfold and play ball. Pay extra attention to anything that may be irregular. A gentle squeeze or slight tug is all you need to ensure you protect the family jewels, and let’s face it, he’s going to enjoy the extra attention. It is good practice to perform a routine exam monthly, although some men would tell you a daily exam is what’s necessary.

Now, are you ready to get dirty?

For Valentine’s Day, I have saved a present just for you. Adam Levine may have the voice, Cosmo may have the instructions, the ladies of the Mr. Ballsy Team may have the facts… but feast your eyes… Mr. Ballsy has the scar, and of course lots of other complimentary features. You’re welcome.

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I know you’re all probably distracted by Mr.Ballsy bearing it all, and we have to admit he’s rocking it better than Adam Levine’s shoot with cosmopolitan UK for Testicular Cancer awareness. The one thing we can learn from these two men is:

Detection can be sexy, and we want you to make it intimate on Valentine’s Day.

#BeBallsy #TouchYourMan #50ShadesofBalls #MrBallsy

It takes balls to OptiMYze your health

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This Saturday, January 10 the OptiMYze Live Health Expo will be kicking off at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, NS. This year it’s not just time for your New Year’s resolution, it’s time for a healthy lifestyle revolution!

As the largest health expo in Atlantic Canada there is something for everyone. If you’re a beginner, moderate or expert athlete, you’ll find all types of demonstrations to inspire you’re own recipe for a healthy lifestyle. You’ll find information on healthy cooking, exercising, medication, stress relief and most importantly speaking engagements that all start with a choice to overcome challenges.

One of the special guests attending this year’s OptiMYze Live Health Expo is Thomas Cantley, also known as, “Mr. Ballsy.” His story begins as a photographer living the fast lane until he discovers his diagnosis of Testicular Cancer. After a journey through the trenches of hospitalization, treatment and losing a testicle, Thomas rises up and redefines himself.

Mr. Ballsy. That became his new name, with a new mission: to educate men just like him about Testicular Cancer. He walked 7,000 miles across the country to accomplish his mission and he did it on good faith. With a giant 6 foot rubber ball and his trusty sidekick Vader, they’ve been promoting a healthy lifestyle one step at a time.

Hear Thomas Cantley’s inspiring story and his plans for the future to promote awareness for Testicular Cancer. He and Vader will be taking the Main Stage at the Cunard Centre, Halifax onSaturday, January 10 at 4:30PM. For more information, visit the OptiMYze website at:

http://optimyzlive.com/halifax_2014/

 

Follow Mr. Ballsy and Vader’s Journey by visiting the Mr. Ballsy Facebook page!

Twitter//@mrballsy  Instagram//@Mr.Ballsy

The Wind Took My Ball

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My ball almost got away from me in New Orleans! that was legit wind... It actually did blow out of my hands shortly after and I had to chase after it... luckily no balls were harmed in the process of this filming.

My ball almost got away from me in New Orleans! That was legit wind… It actually did blow out of my hands shortly after and I had to chase after it… luckily no balls were harmed in the process of this filming.