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What causes redness and swelling of genitals post injury?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I accidentally fell on a wet floor and did a split and it is PAINFUL. 24 hours later my genitals are swollen
and purple/red. I can urinate fine and no pain (aside from my groin area killing me) and I can walk fine (gingerly but already better then when it first happened). But I am stressing about the swelling and freakish colors changing in my privates.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
MOst probably due to soft tissue trauma & edema

Detailed Answer:
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Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There is a possibility that fall resulting in pressure to trauma to genital area resulting in trauma to soft tissue and subcutaneous edema. It will take few days to settle. Meanwhile i would suggest you to take ibuprofen thrice a day for 3 days. Take hot water in a rubber bottle and place it on groin area. IT will give soothing effect.

Hopefully it will improve in 2-3days BUT if condition remains same or aggravates then you need to visit hospital.


Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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Brief Answer: MOst probably due to soft tissue trauma & edema Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There is a possibility that fall resulting in pressure to trauma to genital area resulting in trauma to soft tissue and subcutaneous edema. It will take few days to settle. Meanwhile i would suggest you to take ibuprofen thrice a day for 3 days. Take hot water in a rubber bottle and place it on groin area. IT will give soothing effect. Hopefully it will improve in 2-3days BUT if condition remains same or aggravates then you need to visit hospital. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it. Wishing you good health !!