Injury of the Testicle Treatment
Treatment for a testicular injury may include rest, scrotal support, wound care, antibiotics, surgery, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
Specific treatment for a testicular injury may include:
- Bed rest
- Scrotal support:
- Reducing movement of the scrotum by keeping it elevated
- Cold compresses:
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Limited activity
- Wound irrigation
- Rinsing the wound
- Wound cleansing
- Wound exploration
- Wound debridement:
- Removal of dead or dirty tissue
- Removal of foreign bodies in the wound
- Laceration repair:
- Antibiotics for wounds
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Ibuprin, Nuprin)
- Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn)
- Ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis, Actron)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Surgery for a testicular injury:
- To repair damaged tissue in the scrotum
- Tetanus immunization
Injury of the Testicle Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of testicular injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Will I need surgery?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a testicular injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Injury of the Testicle Specialist
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