A kick to the groin is, like childbirth, an undeniably intense experience. But which is more painful? The earliest version of this claim we could find was posted to the website Joy Reactor on 30 March That posting included a different image and additional claims about having a baby:. A human body can bear only up to AS del unit of pain. But at the rime of giving birth, a woman feels up to 57 del unit of pain.
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If you think about it, testicles take a lot of wear and tear. They get stuffed into skinny jeans, bump about when you go commando, and even get slapped around during sex. Not only does a kick in the balls hurt like heck, but enough force can also cause serious scrotal or testicular trauma that requires emergency treatment. Read on to learn why getting kicked in the balls hurts so much, why some people like it, and when you should be worried. Genitals are densely packed with nerve endings. This small area contains a higher concentration of them than other parts of the body where nerves are more spread out. This is why any type of touch can result in some major feels — good or bad — depending on the amount of pressure. Unlike other organs that are protected by muscle and bone, the penis and testes are all out there. While tough enough to handle some pressure, it can only handle so much. Feeling pain somewhere other than the actual source is called referred pain.
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Why such sensitivity, especially in a relatively small area? The scrotum and testes are pretty much a nerve bundle, Dr. Brahmbhatt says. Not so much. Your testicles begin their development near your kidney, establishing a major nerve that reaches from your abdomen down to your scrotum. Fortunately, it should be short lived—although it may not feel like that when it happens. Brahmbhatt says that pain should subside within 15 minutes. Ongoing pain could be a sign of a ruptured testicle, he notes, and that may prompt internal bleeding. It could also indicate that the testicle has lost blood supply, and that might lead to losing one of your little guys down there. In some cases, the trauma could extend to the penis, causing pain and swelling there.
It hurts to even think about it. A baseball takes an unexpected bounce when you're crouched and waiting to field a grounder, an opponent misses a kick on the soccer field and his foot has only one place to go, or you're speeding along on your bike and you hit a big bump. All result in one really painful thing — a shot to the testicles, one of the most tender areas on a guy's body. Testicular injuries are relatively uncommon, but guys should be aware that they can happen.