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Saw something on tv and thought to ask...Not joking...Is it possible for a testicle to burst?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rupture Testis/Torn

Yes testis can burst or get ruptured and it is a rare complication of trauma, it is also called torn testis.
There is a tear in tunica albugenera which causes the expulsion of testis meterial.It causes pain in scrotum, nausea and vomiting and it is treated with surgical repair and it is an emergency. It is also called torn testis.

In brief: Rupture Testis/Torn

Yes testis can burst or get ruptured and it is a rare complication of trauma, it is also called torn testis.
There is a tear in tunica albugenera which causes the expulsion of testis meterial.It causes pain in scrotum, nausea and vomiting and it is treated with surgical repair and it is an emergency. It is also called torn testis.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: If severely struck

Direct blow from a baseball, hockey puck or something similar could cause testicle to rupture or burst.
Hence advice to wear a cup for sports where scrotum can be severely struck.

In brief: If severely struck

Direct blow from a baseball, hockey puck or something similar could cause testicle to rupture or burst.
Hence advice to wear a cup for sports where scrotum can be severely struck.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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