If A Man's Ball Pain A Lot, Beware of The Serious Consequences

Date:2023-09-04 click:0

Today, we will discuss a word that can scare all men - testicular pain. As a "plug-in" organ, a guy's ball is prone to pain for various reasons.


Some men tend to hold back out of shyness when ball pain occurs, always thinking that the pain will be over if they endure. This idea is hazardous. After all, the testis is one of the most essential male organs.

What exactly happens when a guy’s ball pain? Today, we will talk about it in different situations.

Condition 1. External Impact

The first situation is more common; basically 8 out of 10 men have experienced it. Accidental collisions when playing soccer, wrestling, tripping, and so on may lead to ball hurt, thus swelling, tingling and so on. This pain caused by external impact usually passes with a reprieve and is not a cause for much concern. However, if there is persistent pain, the impact may have caused the blood vessels inside the testicle to rupture. In this case, it is necessary to consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Condition 2: Inflammation of the Ball

If the ball appears to hurt when touched, and there is also discomfort in the lower abdomen, groin, and scrotum, it is likely to be orchitis or epididymitis.

Both orchitis and epididymitis are common inflammatory diseases of the male reproductive system. Orchitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include testicular pain, swelling, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Epididymitis is usually caused by orchitis or a genitourinary tract infection. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, frequent urination, urgency, bladder irritation, etc. If left untreated, orchitis and epididymitis may cause great harm to the male body and even affect fertility.

Orchitis and epididymitis are among the common causes of male infertility. Inflammation may affect the quality and quantity of sperm, thus reducing fertility.

If chronic pain is not treated on time, the pain may become chronic and last for months or even years, affecting a man's sexual function and quality of life.

If the spreading infection is not treated in time, the inflammation can spread to other body parts, such as the prostate and bladder, triggering a more serious chain reaction.

Condition 3: Varicocele

If the ball's temperature is abnormally high, there is pain, discomfort, and a crushing sensation; it may be varicocele. Varicocele is the dilatation and varicose veins within the spermatic cord. It is usually caused by dysfunction or absence of valves in the spermatic veins or reduced elasticity of the vein walls.

Varicocele is a common condition in men, most commonly seen in men over 30. Under normal circumstances, the veins within the spermatic cord control blood flow through valves to maintain a certain amount of blood return. However, when the venous valves lose their function, the veins within the spermatic cord will dilate and become varicose, forming varicocele.

Apart from causing pain, it also affects the quality and quantity of sperm, thereby reducing fertility. If left untreated, it may lead to infertility and other varicose vein complications such as phlebitis, thrombosis, etc.

Condition 4: Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion usually occurs suddenly and can be triggered by, for example, rolling over in your sleep. The balls can become completely necrotic within two hours if the situation is serious. Testicular torsion is a condition in which the testicle or epididymis is twisted by ligaments, causing impaired blood flow and tissue ischemia. Both the testes and epididymis are connected to the body by ligaments. If these structures are accidentally twisted or strangled, they can compress the blood vessels within them, leading to ischemia and necrosis of the testicle or epididymis.

Testicular torsion is usually a sudden-onset condition; symptoms include pain, swelling, and redness of the testicles or epididymis. Patients may also experience systemic symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fever. The pain usually starts suddenly and may intensify to an intolerable level, even affecting walking and standing.

Compared to the previous cases, testicular torsion must be operated immediately. If not treated in time, only one thing awaits you - testicular necrosis.

These are the different causes and consequences of ball pain. They have one thing in common: the results can be too much for you to bear if not treated in time. So when there is pain in your ball, don't be shy or hesitate to go to the hospital as soon as possible!

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