Someone has rightly said that getting kicked in balls hurt more than a heartbreak. But it’s not only getting kicked or hurting your balls by an accident that cause this pain, there are some other reasons your balls hurt. Testicular pain is common and every guy is likely to experience this at some point in time in his life.
1. Testicular Torsion
This pain occurs when your balls get twisted up. It mostly happens when you wake up after sleeping. So, basically, you can say it’s caused by bad luck. You move in a certain way and your balls don’t, those nerves get pinched and that causes the pain.
2. Kidney stones, hernia, or stomach issues
The nerves leading to your balls come from the abdomen, kidneys, and digestive tract. If you’re constipated, pressure from the unrelieved waste could be pressing on those nerves. The same thing happens when you have a kidney stone or have any stomach issues. These are all “referred pain,” which means it isn’t about your balls at all, but that’s where the pain is ending up.
This pain occurs when you go through the birth control procedure in which the duct that carries your sperm from your testicles to your urethra is sealed off. It is rare but can occur.
A hydrocele is basically a fluid-filled sac around a testicle, often first noticed as swelling of the scrotum. You’ll generally notice swelling, too, and as that increases, your balls hurt.
A varicocele is basically the enlargement of veins in your scrotum. Your balls become thick and lumpy. Sometimes, you won’t even notice if you have a grade 1 varicocele. If you have a more severe varicocele, it will start hurting your balls and can cause nagging scrotal discomfort.