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What Causes Testicular Injury?

Testicular injuries can be caused by penetrating forces (such as stab wounds or gunshot wounds) or blunt forces (such as a kick or baseball to the scrotum). These can cause all or part of the testicle to rip, as well as loss of the whole testicle. An injury from a penetrating object, such as a knife or bullet that punctures the scrotum, may cause a minor scrape to the skin or major damage to the blood vessels to the testicle. An injury caused by a direct blow can tear the cover of the testicle or harm its blood vessels.