When I got hurt in my genitals
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When I got hurt in my genitals

By SaumyaLM Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 15:51
Priya got injured in her private parts while riding a bicycle. It was a very painful experience for her, but she hid it from everyone due to embarrassment. What should you do if you get injured in your vagina or penis? Let’s hear and learn from Priya's story.

I was cleaning my fan when suddenly my foot slipped, and I ended up falling onto a chair. My legs spread wide, and the chair hurt me hard between my legs. It was excruciating. I had tears in my eyes and lay down on the floor to let the pain subside.

This incident reminded me of a similar one when I was 12 years old, and I got hurt in the same place. My friends and I loved racing our bicycles during summer vacation. One day, during a race, I tripped over my cycle, and the basket part of the cycle hurt me badly.

Memories of pain 

The injury was to my inner labia minora and labia majora, below my stomach and above my vagina. The pain was severe, and I couldn’t stand, let alone ride my cycle.

I couldn’t tell anyone or stop my friends because they had all gone ahead. I thought I would have to wait for hours, but then I saw my mother, who had come to see me cycling. Seeing my condition, she got suspicious. I just said, "Take me home."

We both went home, and I told her where I got hurt and how. My mother gave me some medicine and an antiseptic cream to apply. 

Being careful 

My injury healed in about 4-5 days, but during that time, I had some problems. When I applied a little pressure while passing urine, the pain would intensify. If my panty touched or rubbed the injury, tears would come to my eyes. I had to be careful while bathing to avoid the soap bar touching the injury because it caused a lot of irritation.

Seeing my pain, my mother asked me to see a doctor, but I was hesitant, and the wound was slowly healing, so I didn't see a doctor. Eventually, my life returned to normal, and my mother told me to be careful about my private parts

Precautions and care 

Today, when it happened again, I decided to see a doctor as the pain wouldn’t stop. I took an appointment with a gynecologist and met her. She examined me and prescribed some medicines to alleviate the pain and some to apply. Here is what she recommended if any of you - man or woman - gets hurt in their genitals:

Immediate action: 

  • Stop any activity: If you're currently active, stop and rest.
  • Apply Ice: Use a cold pack or a cloth-wrapped ice pack on the affected area for 15-20 minutes. This can help reduce swelling and pain. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.

Pain management: 

  • Over-the-counter Pain Relief: You can take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen to help manage the pain.

Clean the area: 

  • If there is any bleeding or abrasion, gently clean the area with mild soap and water to prevent infection.

Avoid further injury: 

  • Avoid any activities that could aggravate the injury. Rest is important for recovery.

Seek medical attention:

  • Visit a Doctor: Given the sensitive nature of the injury and the pain you're experiencing, it's crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor (either a gynecologist if you are a woman or a general physician) can properly assess the injury, provide appropriate treatment, and rule out any serious damage.

Monitor symptoms:

  • Keep an eye on the area for any signs of increased swelling, bruising, or infection (such as redness, warmth, or discharge). If these occur, seek medical help immediately.

Remember, it's important not to ignore this type of injury. If the pain is severe or if you notice any unusual symptoms, such as difficulty urinating, blood in your urine, or severe swelling, seek emergency medical attention immediately.



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