The thing with getting hurt in your ballsack is that it’s never just a one-time pain that goes away after it happens. The complex arrangement of nerves and organs in the genitals can cause agony for a significant amount of time. A letter into the Dear Doctor column in the Independent illustrates this very well, as a young fellow is still grappling with the aftereffects of an unwanted testicle grab.
Here’s the letter in full: “My 14-year old son came home from camp this week and said another boy grabbed his testicles, squeezed them and pulled down hard for a number of minutes. My son has since complained of pain, particularly in the right testicle. What should I do?”
First off, what kind of summer camp is letting kids just grab each others gonads willy-nilly? That seems extremely troubling to me from a parental perspective. That said, if your child is manifesting continual testicle pain, please do take them to a doctor instead of writing a letter to the newspaper.
The most likely culprit for enduring pain after a testicle grab is, of course, testicular torsion, where your little hangers-on become twisted in a way they can’t naturally recover from. As long-time readers know, that’s an issue to get surgically corrected as soon as possible, because long-term torsion can cause permanent damage to the reproductive organs. The paper recommends an exam and an ultrasound, so hopefully that advice was swiftly taken.
Read more at The Independent.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.