History has ignored a medical condition that’s been sitting in our laps practically forever.
This patient’s omission was an extremely common one. It finally came out (hah!) that he’d had several of these episodes prior to his emergency room visit, each of which was after brief episodes of kissing and heavy petting with his first girlfriend. He was left with these terrible testicular pangs.
Fortunately, there’s a happy ending to our poor teen’s journey. A follow-up phone call found that his episodes of ball pain went away when the boy’s first relationship intensified to the level of sexual intercourse. Or, as we physicians call it, “doing the nasty.”
The authors then chronicled their exhaustive search of the annals of modern and ancient medicine for more information about the orbs of azure. They unfortunately came up short. Except for a few anecdotal cases in the literature, and a sworn-by cure which involves attempting to lift up a car by the bumper, they found that history has ignored a medical condition that’s been sitting in our laps practically forever.