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What is the first aid treatment for genital injuries?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine

The following are first aid treatment guidelines for genital injuries:

  • Call for medical help, if unable to control bleeding or victim is unable to move.
    • Find position of comfort.
    • If pale and bleeding, place victim in shock position until help arrives.
    • Apply cold pack (mixture ice/water) to area if there is swelling and bleeding has stopped.
    • Get medical attention.
    • Do not force victim into uncomfortable position.
    • Do not give anything by mouth in case surgery is needed.
    • Do not try to remove any stuck objects.
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