Avoiding Testicular Injuries

Male sex organs are more prone to injury because they’re not protected inside the abdomen like the female’s.

Being suspended at a varying distance from the abdomen, they can easily come into contact with objects that can hurt them. Any injury to the testicles can cause severe pain. If the pain has subsided within an hour or so, you can assume that no serious damage has been done.

WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR

Continued pain, bruising or swelling may indicate internal injury. If these symptoms persist, go to your doctor or emergency room immediately.

Left untreated, a blood clot may damage healthy tissue. Surgery may be needed to stop internal bleeding and remove any clotting.

WAYS TO PREVENT INJURY

During sports or exercise wear the proper protective equipment and clothing.

Wearing an athletic supporter can also help protect the testicles.

 

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