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Injury of the Scrotum Overview

Another name for Injury of the Scrotum is Testicular Injury.

What is a testicular injury?
A male with a testicular injury has damage to the testicle, caused by an injury. Injuries to the scrotum and testicle are usually caused by blunt force, but may also be caused by sharp objects. The most common cause of testicular injury is a sports injury.

What are the symptoms of a testicular injury?
Symptoms of a testicular injury may include testicular pain, testicular swelling, testicular tenderness, abrasion or laceration to the scrotum, bruise to the scrotum, or redness of the scrotum.

How does the doctor a treat a testicular injury?
Treatment for a testicular injury may include rest, scrotal support, wound care, antibiotics, surgery, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injury of the Scrotum References
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