Genital ContusionBruising of the skin and underlying tissues, of the external genitals of the male or female due to a direct blow. Contusions cause bleeding from ruptured small capillaries that allow blood to infiltrate skin; scrotum, vaginal lips or other soft tissue.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED
Genitals, including penis, scrotum, spermatic cord and testicles, or vaginal lips and clitoris, urethra, blood vessels and covering to bones (periosteum) in the pelvis.
Direct blow to the genitals, usually from a blunt object.
Signs & Symptoms
Follow your doctor's instructions. Instructions are supplemental.
During recovery ,Eat a well-balanced diet that includes extra protein, such as meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs. Increase fiber and fluid intake to prevent constipation that may result from decreased activity. Your doctor may prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements to promote healing.
Wear appropriate protective gear, such as a padded athletic supporter, during competition or other athletic activity if there is risk of a genital contusion.
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