why do the doctors make you do this? my friend sayed its because when you turn your head and cough your testicals move up or something..
Turn your head and cough
It's to check if you have a hernia. It isn't some perverted thing the doctor is doing to you.
Yeah, its the hernia check - a hernia is when your large intestine can break through the abdominal wall that separates your scrotum from the rest of your body. If you get a rupture in that wall, parts of your intestine can end up in the scrotum. When you cough, it puts extra pressure on the abdominal wall, and while the doctor feels along the top of your scrotum as you cough, he/she can feel for any intestine movement into the scrotum. The doc shouldn't be able to feel any movement there when you cough - if he/she does, then you have a hernia, which needs to be fixed. You can actually do this test yourself pretty easily.