correct wording ?


I noted my patient to have a small open area on the left side of his scrotum. It was not there yesterday on my shift. What correct wording could I use to describe it and tell md. It is not an abrasion or laceration.

loriangel14, RN

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Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I would say a small open area on the left side of the scrotum.

psu_213, BSN, RN

3,878 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 14 years experience.

Plus is there any drainage? Is it painful?


12 Posts

no drainage or swelling noted.


12 Posts

he is nonverbal and unable to make needs known. But during cleaning he did not seem to be in any pain or discomfort