Chris Hughes has been praised by This Morning viewers for having a live testicular examination.
The brave Love Island star got his balls out on camera after speaking about his own health scare.
Chris discovered a problem with one of his testicles when he was just 14-years-old but didn’t seek medical help until he was 20.
There was a build up of veins coming from his kidney and he was diagnosed with two conditions which left doctors fearing that he may be infertile like his brothers.
Chris underwent four operations, including keyhole surgery, and has been left with a big scar around his pubic region.
Chris Hughes had a live testicular examination
Dr Chris placed his fingers on Chris’ testicles to show viewers what to do
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Chris, who has no long lasting damage, said: "I was around 14. I had a lot of baths. I noticed it was almost brain-like, it was a build our of veins.
"I got myself looked at by a doctor. I got referred and had operations in Bristol. I had three operations on the varicose seal on my left testicle. It was due to safety as the veins take oxygen.
"They came from my kidney so they coiled around my hip region. Keyhole [surgery] didn’t work.
"I have a big scar round my pubic region as they coiled the veins to settle down that issue."
Chris found it hard to seek help
Chris, who has a low sperm count, revealed that his two brothers are completely infertile but both have "miracle" children.
He also explained that his cousin had his testicle removed after discovering he had testicular cancer because of stomach cramps as it moved up through his body.
Revealing why he didn’t get checked out sooner, Chris said: "Because it doesn’t come with a lot of pain it’s easy to neglect
"Everyone thinks they know their body. There’s a right way to check them. I’ll be honest with you it’s not something you grab hold of in everyday life. You wash yourself but don’t necessarily use your fingers to identify."
Dr Chris explained how to do an effective examination
Chris then stepped across the studio to have a testicular examination with Dr Chris.
The resident doctor explained that men should check their balls once a month, ideally after a hot shower or bath as the scrotum relaxes and testicles hang down.
Dr Chris places his fingers behind Chris’ testicles at the back and placed his thumb on the front.
Chris added: "I’s a shame people are so shy in terms of getting checked out."
Chris was praised by This Morning viewers
This Morning viewers took to Twitter to praise Chris for raising awareness.
One viewer said: "Well done @chrishughes_22. Very brave 2 get your testicles out on live tv, but for such an amazing reason."
Another added: "Well done @chrishughes_22 Such an important issue for men and especially young men. Nothing to be ashamed off. Check yourself and make sure you go to the doctor. Testicular cancer is so curable."
A third said: "Nothing like Chris Hughes balls on your TV at 11am … in all seriousness good to show men how to examine effectively cause we are bombarded everyday how to check our boobs properly"
*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am
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