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What kinds of accidents can lead to testicular injuries?

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Blunt trauma (a strike) causes about 85% of testicular injuries. Examples include:

Other things can cut or pierce the scrotum and injure the testicles, too. These include animal bites, bullet wounds, and accidents with machinery.

  • Getting kicked
  • Getting hit by a baseball
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Bicycle accident

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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