The Drs: Testicular Cancer Awareness
The Doctors shared a viral video that has racked up more than 5.5 million views. The guys at The Simple Pickup dating website recently came up with a way to raise awareness about testicular cancer. They put an actress on Hollywood Boulevard in a nurse’s outfit to see how many men would agree to a free testicle exam, in public, for charity. They raised over $6,000 for the cause.
Dr Travis Stork said he thought the stunt was okay, but pointed out that if the tables were turned, there’d be a public outcry. He said he knows it’s a little inappropriate, but it raised money and awareness for an important issue.
Dr Jennifer Ashton shared that if caught early, it’s curable. Dr Jennifer Berman said testicular cancer occurs most commonly in younger men and is frequently asymptomatic, so the message of the video is to get checked. Berman said you should feel for any hard or soft bumps around the surface that are mobile or fixed.
The Drs: Tackling Male Issues
Dr Stork said it seems like the only way men are comfortable talking about these issues is if they make light of it. Dr Ashton said it’s less medical and more social. Dr Stork said some guys are a lot more open than others, but testicular cancer can affect anyone.
The Drs: Farts Smell Like Chocolate?
The Doctors then moved on to talk about a 65-year-old man who claims to have invented a “special pill that can do some special things.” We all pass gas, whether we admit to it or not, and a French inventor says he has created pills that will allegedly make your farts smell like chocolate.
Dr Stork read some of the ingredients, one of which was cacao, and said none of them can harm him. He said the pill also allegedly aids in digestion, so he took one. Dr Ordon joked that he was going to try it on his wife later, but then said there are bacteria that produces methane, so you can’t avoid the smell.
The Drs: Avoid Smelly Flatulence
If you want to avoid flatulence or simply try to make it occur less often, cut back on soda and carbonation. You can also try to avoid anything with sulfides, which will make your gas smell worse, and those include red meat, onions, cauliflower, and broccoli. You should also slow down and chew your food to avoid extra gas.
Dr Stork said passing gas is normal and most people will do it around 15 times a day. The foods that have fiber in them are good for you, but if there’s one particular culprit, try cutting back on that.