There are things that can go wrong with your balls besides cancer. One of the most sudden and scariest, which primarily affects teens, is testicular torsion. This story comes courtesy of a Reddit post from user “Bollocksave.” It starts like so:
“My 15 year old woke me up at 3 in the morning to tell me that he had really bad pain in his testicles and was throwing up. I know enough to know that’s not a good sign. I get up, do a quick check of the family jewels, and notice some swelling.”
First off: good parenting! Any unusual sensations down there should be reported to a doctor as soon as humanly possible.
“The doctors take him in immediately and start asking him some question. They do a physical exam and are able to tell us that he has testicular torsion. For those of you who don’t know, testicular torsion happens when the spermatic cord, which provides blood flow to the testicle, rotates and becomes twisted. The twisting cuts off the testicle’s blood supply and causes sudden pain and swelling.”
The doctor told him that the last three testicular torsion patients he’d seen had waited too long and the condition had worsened bad enough that it cost the patients one of their balls. As with any condition down there, a stitch in time could save your nut. If you – or teens of your acquaintance – are experiencing pain in the ballsack, get to a doctor immediately so your testicular torsion story can end as happily as this guy’s/
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