What Causes Bruised Testicles, and How Are They Treated

What causes bruising of testicles?

Bruising of testes are caused due to various factors. These include:

1) A blow to the scrotum or scrotal sac (penis).

2) An impact to the abdomen, which may cause internal organs such as kidneys and liver to bruise.

3) A fall on the scrotum, which will result in internal organs such as heart, lungs and brain being injured.

4) Any other trauma to the scrotum, which may result in internal organ damage.

How are bruises treated?

The treatment depends upon the type of bruising. If it is a minor one, then there is no need for any medical attention. However if it involves major blood loss or severe bruising, then there needs to be immediate medical attention taken. There are several things that can be done to prevent further blood loss and swelling.

Treatment of bruising of testicles consists of two main parts. First, the patient must receive proper medical care immediately after the incident. Second, treatment includes prevention measures so that it doesn’t happen again.

Prevention means taking precautions against possible future incidents in case they occur. For example, wearing tight fitting clothing when walking around at night or using a seat belt while driving a car.

How are testicular bruises treated?

If you are an adult and have only minor bruising and have no other injuries, you can take the following steps to help relieve your pain and swelling:

1) Rest.

2) Apply an ice pack to the area for 20 minutes every 2 hours.

Do not place it directly on the skin, but wrap it in a wet cloth first.

3) Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).

If you are a teenager or have major testicular swelling, loss of consciousness or ongoing severe abdominal pain, seek emergency medical attention.

How are internal bruising treated?

If the bruising is internal, then your doctor may order an ultrasound to locate the source of the bleeding. If bleeding is internal and not external, you may require blood transfusion.

How are bruises treated on scrotum?

1) Place an ice pack directly on the skin for 20 minutes every 2 hours or as directed.

2) Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol).

3) For minor damage, no other action is necessary.

The testes have an opportunity to heal themselves with rest and care. It can take up to 6 weeks for recovery.

4) Take steps to prevent trauma to the area in the future.

If you experience ongoing severe pain, increased swelling or shortness of breath, seek emergency medical attention.

How are testicle bruises treated?

Testicle injury treatment is similar to scrotum injury treatment. Your doctor may order an ultrasound to locate the source of the bleeding. For minor internal bleeding, your doctor may apply pressure or use surgical glue to stop the bleeding. If bleeding is too severe, you may require blood transfusion.

How are testicle internal bleeding treated?

Internal bleeding in the testicles is rare because there are no major blood vessels in this area. This type of bleeding occurs mainly in people who have an inherited disease in which blood vessels tend to easily bleed.

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