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An injury to the genital area can cause severe pain.
Usually the pain subsides over the course of a few minutes to an hour. Severe
pain does not always mean that your injury is severe. After an injury to the
genital area, it is important that you watch for urinary problems.
Other injuries that can cause problems with the
urinary tract include:
You may feel uneasy if your health professional brings up the
issue of sexual abuse. Health professionals have a professional duty and legal
obligation to evaluate the possibility of abuse. It is important to consider
this possibility, especially if there were no witnesses to an injury.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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