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How can I protect myself from a testicular injury?

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You can't always prevent a testicle injury, but these steps will help protect you:

  • Wear a jockstrap when you're playing sports. If you're doing an activity that could lead to a hard strike -- such as baseball or martial arts -- also wear a protective cup.
  • Wear your seat belt while in a vehicle.
  • Use caution when riding motorcycles and bicycles.
  • Take care near machinery that could snag your clothing or skin. Avoid loose clothing and belts.

From: Testicular Injuries WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bhatt, S., and Dogra, V. , October 2008. RadioGraphics

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Trauma."

Morey, A. and Dugi, D. "Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma" in , 10th edition. Campbell-Walsh Urology

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Torsion."

Davis, J. and Silverman, M. , August 2011. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America

eMedicine: "Testicular Trauma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Bhatt, S., and Dogra, V. , October 2008. RadioGraphics

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Trauma."

Morey, A. and Dugi, D. "Genital and Lower Urinary Tract Trauma" in , 10th edition. Campbell-Walsh Urology

American Urological Foundation Association: "Testicular Torsion."

Davis, J. and Silverman, M. , August 2011. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America

eMedicine: "Testicular Trauma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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