One of the refrains that we repeat over and over again on this site is that if you feel any sort of groin pain or unusual sensations in your ballsack, get to a medical professional immediately. Sure, it could be nothing, but it could also be testicular torsion or even cancer, and left untreated those problems can have long-term effects on your health and fertility. That’s why we’re smacking our heads at the story of an English guy who suffered with pain in his balls for a decade and a half before doing something about it.
57 year old Paul Hill was afraid of what the doctor would say about his groin pain, so instead of seeking help he opted to suffer in silence. “As a typical bloke I didn’t like to think there was anything wrong with me so I tried to put it out of my mind. Also, the thought of being examined by a doctor petrified me,” he said. “We need to accept that we might have to endure a few minutes of feeling a bit awkward or risk. If we don’t, we may not be there for our families and mates in the future.”
Hill was given the all clear, thankfully, as his groin pain wasn’t anything too serious, but he’s speaking out now to help other men tackle that fear of the doctor. If you feel it, go heal it.
Read more at the Portsmouth News.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.