NCBI ROFL: "Blue Balls": A Diagnostic Consideration in Testiculoscrotal Pain in Young Adults: A Case Report and Discussion

By ncbi rofl | October 9, 2009 3:00 pm

“‘Blue balls’ is a widely used colloquialism describing scrotal pain after high, sustained sexual arousal unrelieved because of lack of orgasm and ejaculation. It is remarkable that the medical literature completely lacks acknowledgment of this condition. The case reported here illustrates that a good history may help make the diagnosis, offer the possibility of prompt relief, and avoid any unnecessary evaluation.”

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  • jenjen

    There were a couple followup letters which discuss treatment possibilities and subsequent problems with appropriate billing codes. See http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/108/5/1233

  • jlr

    The final words from the authors (in the follow-up letters): "Blue balls is real, and a cure is coming."

  • Neuroskeptic

    "and avoid any unnecessary evaluation."

    Through necessary ejaculation.

  • Anonymous

    it's a load of bolleaux

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