What is testicular contusion?

Testicular Contusion
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Testicular contusion: Overview

A testicular contusion is a bruise or a blow to the testicle. A problem like bruising of the testicles most often happens during sports or recreational activities, at work, or in a fall. A genital injury usually doesn't cause long-term harm to your testicles.

How can you care for yourself when you have a testicular contusion?

  • Rest and protect your testicles and groin. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.
  • Put ice or a cold pack on the area for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin.
  • Wear snug underwear or compression shorts to help support the injured area. You can use an athletic supporter if it helps relieve your pain.
  • Ask your doctor if you can take an over-the-counter pain medicine, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve). Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
  • If the doctor gave you a prescription medicine for pain, take it as prescribed.

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