Bleeding on the testicles can be caused by several reasons. Trauma to the testicles is the most common one. This bleeding can be resulted from injured skin as well as ruptured blood vessels. Severe accidents causing bone fractures may also cause testicles to bleed. Any bleeding on the testicles—minor and severe, will surely cause panic in men.
How to stop testicle bleeding
Stop testicle bleeding from razor bleed
The most common cause of testicle bleeding is small accidents during pubic hair shaving. Improper shaving directions around the skin area of the testicles is usually the main cause. If you notice some blood resulted from shaving the pubic hair, there are some things that can be done to stop the bleeding:
- Wash the wound with tap water and mild soap. Rinsing the area with water will wash off any hair left from the shaving. Mild soap will help keep it clean and thus, inhibit bacteria and dirt from infesting the wound site.
- Apply a pressure on the testicle skin with a toilet paper or clean towel. Do not put any pressure on the testicle itself, as it may instead cause an internal injury.
- Replace the paper when bleed soaks and apply antibiotic ointment to help the bleeding stop.
Stop testicle bleeding from over-dried testicle skin
Bleeding on the testicle may not only be caused by sharp objects. Some men experience itchy area of the testicle skin that are drying out, causing cracked and bleeding skin. To stop bleeding from cracked testicle skin, you will need to:
- Wash the cracked area with mild soap and water and rinse it well. Soap that is not rinsed thoroughly will form more build ups that may develop into drier skin area.
- Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly onto the dry area to minimize bleeding.
- Cover the region with sterilized gauze to protect it from rubbing against the underwear.
Stop internal bleeding from trauma on the testicle
Some sports may be responsible for causing injured testicles that may result in bleeding. Bleeding from sport-related trauma and other forceful blows on the area may be quite severe. Some forceful force may even result in internal bleeding of the testicles. To stop the bleeding, you will need to:
- Put an ice pack compress on the affected area. Wrap the ice pack with thin towel to avoid skin burn on the delicate area. An internal testicle bleeding is caused by crushed blood vessels causing leaking blood beneath the skin surface. Cold compress will constrict the blood vessels, reducing inflammation that lead to bleeding.
- Take some rest and avoid strain activities, as this may trigger bleeding.
- To reduce pain from internal bleeding, warm compress can be given to the swollen region as soon as the inflammation subsides. Warm compress will numb the nerves causing pain and thus, reduce it.
- Talk to a doctor when the internal bleeding causes hematoma or blackish lesions around the testicles known as angiokeratomas. In mild cases, professionals may apply a laser therapy to get rid of built up blood beneath the testicles causing this darkened skin lesions.
Preventing testicle bleeding
Although generally testicle bleeding will eventually stop without causing any complications, it may cause discomfort and embarrassment. Thus, preventing the bleeding from occurring in the first place is essential. Some preventive methods can be considered:
- Wear sport-designed underwear when playing sports, such as football, boxing, hockey, and skiing. Injuries from extreme sports are the most common cause of testicle bleeding, especially the internal one.
- Wear underwear with well-fitted size. In men, well-fitted underwear is essential to support the hanging testicles. Ill-fitted underwear, on the other hand, may rub against the testicle skin, causing irritation that may eventually lead to testicle skin bleeding and irritation. This may lead to infection, considering the location of testicles that may be a harbor for bacteria.
- Rinse soap thoroughly while showering. Soap scum left around the area of the testicles will likely cause build ups that dry out the testicle skin. Dried area will trigger itching, causing you to scratch. Excessive scratch may lead to bleeding of the testicle.