If you’re a man and you suffer from any of these symptoms, don’t delay—see your doctor today. Our health expert fills us in on the symptoms that may be a sign of something serious. 

1. A lump in your testicles

Only one lump in 25 is cancerous, but a lump could also signal another condition that could cause you—or your sex life—problems in the future.

Read more: A testicular cancer survivor answers real men’s questions

 

2. Feeling depressed

depressed senior man

Men are more likely to commit suicide than women, so seek help if you feel low. It could manifest itself as drinking too much, mood swings or losing interest in friends and activities you enjoy.

Read more: What is depression? Causes and symptoms

 

3. Problems peeing

Going too often or having difficulty getting going could be the sign of a prostate condition such as an enlarged prostate or, less likely, cancer. 

 

4. Impotence

impotent man

Having trouble getting or keeping an erection? It could indicate another condition such as heart disease, diabetes, depression or high blood pressure.

Read more: Your sex-life and impotence, how to enjoy intimacy

 

5. Mole changes

Know your ABCDE: is your mole Asymmetrical, does it have an uneven Border, have more than one Colour, measure more than ¼ inch in Diameter, or appear Enlarged? If so, have it checked out.

 

6. Bowel changes

man toilet

Blood in your poo is the best-known warning sign of bowel cancer, but unexplained diarrhoea or constipation, pain in your stomach or back passage, and a feeling that you haven’t emptied your bowels properly are other symptoms.

 

7. Bleeding

Blood in your vomit, pee, or when you cough, should always be investigated.

 

8. Coughing

coughing

See your GP if you’re still hacking after three weeks. It may well be a chest infection, but a persistent cough can also be a symptom of lung cancer, heart failure or a pulmonary embolism.

 

9. Losing weight

If you’re not trying to lose a few pounds, this can be a symptom of something more serious, such as a thyroid problem or cancer.

 

10. Chest pains

chest pains

A sign of a heart attack that you should never ignore. Watch out for shortness of breath too. 

 

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