Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Testicular Contusion Overview

What is a testicular contusion?
A man with a testicular contusion has bruising to the testicle, caused by an injury. The injury causes blood vessels to rupture, resulting in a collection of blood under the surface of the testicle.

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

How does the doctor a treat a testicular contusion?
Treatment for a testicular injury may include rest, scrotal support, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Moderate to severe pain may need to be treated with narcotic pain medications.

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Last Updated: Oct 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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