First Aid/Punched and it still hurts

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Hi I'm Casey i'm 13. Earlier today me and my friends were messing around and we nut tapped each other and then one of my friends punched me in the nuts as hard as he could and I went to the ground and i ended up puking. And it that was like 15 hours a go and it still really hurts worse then anything that's ever happened to me. There all swollen and I don't really want to show them to my foster mom cause it's embarassing and I don't really want to show her all my stuff... I can't sleep cause it hurts so bad and I just want to know what to do

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Hello Casey,

If you got hit between the legs it should only hurt for a couple hours at the most. Since it's been so long I'd start thinking about a more serious condition called Testicular torsion which is a medical emergency. (here's a link explaining that)  
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-torsion/basics/causes/c

Yes you need to tell someone immediately, even if it's embarrassing.

Good luck, get better soon.

Marc

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I am available to answer most questions related to: first aid, pre- hospital medicine, EMT and Paramedic questions, medical transport, critical care transport, ICU/CCU care, sedation, and medicine in general.

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I have worked as a NYS Paramedic since 1993 for both community based ambulance companies and large commercial agencies. I Have experience as bike team commander, and shift supervisor for a commercial ambulance. As a member of the Disaster team I was deployed to Louisiana for 20 days following hurricane Katrina. I worked along side the county Haz-Mat team as a "Tox-Medic" with advanced training in treating injuries from chemical agents. Besides my experience on the on the ambulance I have worked in a number of hospital based offices including dialysis and a sleep lab.

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I started my EMS career as a NYS CFR (Certified First Responder)in 1989, an EMT in 1991, a Paramedic since 1993, and a CCU transport paramedic since 2005. I currently hold certification as a: NYS Paramedic, Critical Care Transport Paramedic, ACLS/CPR/PALS certified. Advanced Haz-Mat Life Support certified (AHLS). In the past I have taught CPR and ACLS to my coworkers and the local community.

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