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Bicycle accidents can lead to testicle injuries

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2022 | Injuries |

Were you injured in a crash while on your bicycle? This is the kind of accident that very easily leads to an injury of the testicles due to the location of your testicles hanging down from your body. If you are hurt in this fashion, you can take action to get help.

What are common injuries to the testicles?

Blunt trauma is the cause of over 85% of injuries to the testicles. Bike accidents are among the ways in which you can receive this type of trauma. Common injuries to the testicles include ruptures or fractures of the tissue that covers them. You can also suffer contusion that leads to internal swelling, bleeding and bruising.

You can also suffer torsion or twisting of the spermatic cord. Other injuries can include dislocation, infection or hemorrhaging. A condition known as Epididymitis can lead to severe inflammation. You should also keep in mind that injuries to your testicles may be only one of the many injuries you can receive in a bike accident.

What can you do after an accident?

If you are involved in a bike accident, you need to seek medical help immediately. This is one of the rules of the road to follow after a collision. You need to make sure that a seemingly minor injury doesn’t lead to something much worse. You also need to ensure that any injuries you have received are fully documented by medical experts.

Try to get as much evidence as you can to help support the claim that you file. This can include photos of your bike, your injuries and the scene of the accident. You should also try to get statements from eyewitnesses, police and emergency medical personnel who were on the scene to support your claim.