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When should I see my doctor if I've had a testicular injury?

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It's important to see your doctor if you've had a testicle injury. Some of those problems, like testicular torsion, are a medical emergency.

Serious injuries can cause you to lose the testicle or make the testicle shrink. They may also threaten your future fertility (the ability to have children).

Quick medical treatment can lower the chances of those problems and help you feel better and get back to your usual activities faster.

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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