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Pain in the testis due to injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Testicle Problems
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User :   i got hit in the nuts with a tape measure last tuesday and since then the pain has not gone away. it stayed about the same all of last week and today when i went back to work today it got really bad. the pain is starting to move around from my testicles to my lower abs and today it shot up my back for a while. there is no swelling, just pain. it started out as more of a discomfort but today it turned into a kindof sharp pain.
User :   also i tried icing it and it helps until i become active again
User :   any ideas
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
Doctor :   tape measure is made of what materiel ?
User :   aluminum case and steel line
User :   weighs about 2-3 pounds
Doctor :   do you have any pain or burning sensation while passing urine ?
User :   no
Doctor :   any pain during or after ejaculation ?
User :   no
User :   everything works fine theres just a consistent pain
Doctor :   is the pain relieved or the intensity lessened by passing urine
User :   it stays the same
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if you touch the testis which got hit by the tape does it hurt(tenderness ?)
User :   very little
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the injury you had suffered and the duration of pain for the magnitude of injury is not well co relating
Doctor :   for the time being for pain relief take tab ibuprofen two times a day
Doctor :   needs an evaluation for the pain
User :   one of the other online doctors i talked to mentioned a hematoma?
Doctor :   it is nothing but the bruise of the testis
User :   a hematoma is?
Doctor :   yes it is collection of blood in the tissues
User :   does it require any sort of special treatmant
User :   or jsut rest
Doctor :   to know what is causing the pain in you
ultrasound of the scrotum and lower abdomen is necesary
Doctor :   once if it is just an hematoma confirmed by the ultrasound
Doctor :   it is rest and analgesics
Doctor :   no special treatment is necessary
User :   how much does an ultrasound cost ball park?
Doctor :   i am not sure about the cost at ball park you can call up and ask for the cost of ultrasound scrotum and abdomen
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