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Genital Injury in Males

Alternate Names : Injury to the Genitals, Straddle Injury, Penile Injury, Injury to the Testicles

Genital Injury in Males | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Treatment depends on the severity and extent of the genital injuries. The male may need:

  • ice packs and pressure to be applied right away, and bed rest
  • large pools of blood to be drained
  • sutures for any cuts
  • surgery to repair any bladder, bowel, or rectal damage and to treat conditions such as testicular torsion
  • microsurgery if his penis needs to be reattached
  • antibiotics to treat or prevent infection
  • pain medication
  • a soft athletic support or jock strap to provide support and decrease the pain in the testicles
  • a urinary catheter if urine is blocked by swelling
  • psychotherapy if sexual assault occurred
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    Antibiotics can cause stomach upset, rash, allergic reaction, and other side effects. Surgery poses a risk of infection, bleeding, scarring, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    Bed rest, ice packs, and antibiotics may be needed, depending on the extent of the genital injuries. The male should avoid sexual intercourse until the tissues have healed.

    How is the condition monitored?

    A healthcare provider should be called for any new or worsening symptoms. If sexual assault is involved, the provider should be contacted if the person has severe depression or suicidal thoughts.

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    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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