Compared to women, men’s genitals are fairly easy to injure. The fact that both the penis and testicles are not covered by bones increases the risk of male genital trauma. These injuries can be caused by multiple causes that are common in daily activities, such as injuries from sport or recreational activities, bumps and irritation that are work-related, falling, and sexual activity. Compared to the penis, testicles often undergo more effects of injuries around male genital region. Another most common cause of testicles injuries is pick and nick from shaving the hair around this pubic area. While injuries from bumps resulted from various activities commonly trigger fast-subsiding pain, nick and pick at the testicles generally result in bleeding. To be worse, a number of men experience severe bleeding that hardly stops.
Why small cut on testicle won’t stop bleeding
Minor cuts on the testicles mostly occurs as a result of improper shaving. These cuts may be caused by a razor, an electric trimmer, or scissors while shaving the pubic hair. Although the wound is basically similar to other wounds on the surface of the skin all over the body, men are generally panicking, considering he has cut the most unusual skin of the body. Some bleeding resulted from cuts on the testicle skin will stop immediately, while some others may not, causing even more concern.
Some cuts on men’s testicles cause bleeding that hardly stops, since the cut may affect some small blood vessels passing through the testicles. Commonly, middle-aged men in their 40s develop a condition called angiokeratoma—blood blisters on the testicle skin. When you are shaving and the shave blade nicks these blisters, it will come off, resulting in torn blood vessels built up beneath the blisters. Commonly, this causes bleeding that does not stop immediately. You might notice it subsides, but may still spot some blood on the tissue or your underwear for certain period afterwards.
Some men, however, simply nick the skin surface with a sharp object, causing blood vessels beneath the skin to be ruptured and as a result, severe bleeding occurs. Proper pressure on the testicle skin will eventually subside the amount of resulted blood. In fact, considering the delicacy of testicle skin, traumas such as cuts and nicks on the area will easily affect the small blood vessels, causing bleeding. Commonly, this is a harmless reaction from the body. One thing to consider is the location of the testicles where bacteria may thrive and may potentially cause infection.
Is continuous bleeding on testicle harmful?
Normally, any bleeding on the area of the skin will stop after the body promote blood clot. However, injuries affecting tiny capillaries will likely to cause longer bleeding period. Although you are experiencing bleeding that hardly stops, this bleeding will likely to subside, both in amount and in caused pain. The skin of the testicle is delicate and thus, prone to small injuries that may result in severe bleeding. As long as the bleeding does not cause any complications, such as testicle numbness, elevating pain, and fever, and you are treating it properly, there should be nothing to be worried. If you shave the pubic hair regularly, this delicate skin, in addition, will get used to the activities, and any minor cuts will not cause bleeding as severe as the first one.
When to see a doctor?
The majority of men are embarrassed by the fact that they have injured their genital part and often to take care of the injury at home, instead of talking to a professional. This will not be a problem, as long as you see no infection signs on the wound site. However, bleeding that is large in amount, does not subside in amount and caused pain, and affect the unreachable area of the testicles may require professional advice. You may perform any home remedies that are considered helpful, but you still need to see whether or not the wound is improved. If no home remedies work well in improving the wound, you might need to see a doctor to get the wound site observed and some antibiotics prescribed, especially if the signs of infection present.