Why Getting Kicked in the Balls Causes Pain in the Abdomen
kicked in the ballsToday I found out why getting kicked in the balls hurts in the abdomen, not just the region that was actually impacted.
Testes originally form in the abdomen near the stomach and kidneys. The nerves and blood vessels remain attached in that region, even after the balls drop. So when a guy gets kicked in the balls or otherwise has his nuts squished, the pain involved travels up from each testicle into the abdominal cavity, via the spermatic plexus, which is the primary nerve of each testicle, and then to the spine.
In addition to the pain in the stomach area, many men also experience severe nausea. This is thought to be caused by a huge rush of sympathetic nervous system discharge. So th
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