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DS's Right Testicle Swollen/Bluish Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18770 posts
26th Jul '13

As the title says, my 22 month old's right testicle is a bit swollen and has a faint bluish tone to it. I noticed it yesterday morning and I googled and it said to wait to see if it goes away on it's own, and if not, go see the doctor.



Well, I am going to call the doctor in just a minute, but I was wondering if any other mamas had this happen with their toddler and if this is a serious thing or not. I don't know if they will be able to get us in today, so should I take him to urgent care or the ER if he can't be seen today?



Thanks.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
26th Jul '13

Hmm do you have a walk-in clinic near you? Basically I have a pedi, but the day to day stuff like infections,etc go to the downstairs clinic where they evaluate the issue. Otherwise if you don't , does your pedi do sick visits?

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
26th Jul '13

If you can't get him into the pedi today I'd take him to the urgent care.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18770 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" Hmm do you have a walk-in clinic near you? Basically I have a pedi, but the day to day stuff like infections,etc ... [snip!] ... go to the downstairs clinic where they evaluate the issue. Otherwise if you don't , does your pedi do sick visits?"


The walk in clinic is about 30 miles away from us, so I want to use that as the last resort. LO hasnt been so sick for a sick visit, so I am not sure what their rules on that are. His pedi is just a few blocks away though so I am hoping they can squeeze him in because it is kind of freaking me out (with some sites saying it can be fatal...but every "sickness" I look up tends to say that. :?) I just am curious on what "it" could be.



I am stepping out to call them now, so hopefully I can just run him down there.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6862 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" The walk in clinic is about 30 miles away from us, so I want to use that as the last resort. LO hasnt ... [snip!] ... :?) I just am curious on what "it" could be. I am stepping out to call them now, so hopefully I can just run him down there. "


I'm pretty sure that Dr. Google would say a stubbed toe is fatal if you googled it. :D I hate the internet sometimes. Good luck and I hope they get everything straightened out. :)

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18770 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Summerfrost:" I'm pretty sure that Dr. Google would say a stubbed toe is fatal if you googled it. :D I hate the internet sometimes. Good luck and I hope they get everything straightened out. :)"


I know!



Well, I called the pedi and they have nothing opened today and the lady said if it is blueish, I need to take him to the ER before monday. So I guess I am going to the ER...which sucks.



Ill update as soon as I know what the hell this is. Thanks, ladies!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18770 posts
26th Jul '13

Update:



JUST got home from the ER.



LO had to be straped down on a board to do an u/s, blood taken, and a catheter put in. He had built up fluid from somehow hitting his balls on something. :/ He also has a UTI.



However, if anyone else has this problem, do not wait. They said if it was a certain thing (forgot the name of it) that if you don't have it surgically fixed in 4 hours, you could lose that ball. :shock: Thank god it wasnt that serious. I have no idea how he could of banged it though. I watch him like a hawk!



Thanks for the concern! Just need to give him Motrin and an antibiotic and his balls should be back to normal in about 5 days. :lol:

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" Update: JUST got home from the ER. LO had to be straped down on a board to do an u/s, blood taken, ... [snip!] ... for the concern! Just need to give him Motrin and an antibiotic and his balls should be back to normal in about 5 days. :lol:"</blockquote>



I'm glad he's ok!!! And did they call it a testicular torschion(the one that would have needed surgery)? That's totally not how you spell it...

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18770 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" Update: JUST got home from the ER. LO ... [snip!] ... And did they call it a testicular torschion(the one that would have needed surgery)? That's totally not how you spell it..."


Thanks!



I have NO idea. All I was focused on was the 4 hours and you need to take the testicle out. lol.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
27th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" Update: JUST got home from the ER. LO had to be straped down on a board to do an u/s, blood taken, ... [snip!] ... for the concern! Just need to give him Motrin and an antibiotic and his balls should be back to normal in about 5 days. :lol:"</blockquote>




Testicilar torsion? I saw the title and was worried that's what it was. My DH had that when he was younger. He ended up losing his right testicle over it. =/ thank god your LO was okay!