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How can I treat bruises myself?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Anything that involves blunt force trauma to the genitals can injure and bruise a man's penis and scrotum. The most common cause is a kick or knee to the groin, either in a fight or accidentally during sports. If you do get bruised, an icepack and rest will usually help you heal. Most guys are all too familiar with that nauseous feeling that comes after getting kicked in the genitals. But if you have worsening pain or swelling, or the nausea continues for more than an hour or so, you should get prompt medical attention, since testicles can get ruptured.

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