When you get hit in the testicals, why does your stomach hurt?!

Question: When you get hit in the testicals, why does your stomach hurt!?
Is it something to do with nerves or what!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

It's called referred or reflective pain!. There's actually no definitive answer regarding the mechanism behind it all!.

Here's a classic example for something that's fairly common like referred pain associated with chest pain!.

There are several proposed mechanisms for referred pain!. Currently there is no definitive consensus regarding which theory may be correct!. The cardiac general visceral sensory pain fibers follow the sympathetics back to the spinal cord and have their cell bodies located in thoracic dorsal root ganglia 1-4(5)!. As a general rule, in the thorax and abdomen, GVA pain fibers follow sympathetic fibers back to the same spinal cord segments that gave rise to the preganglionic sympathetic fibers!. The central nervous system (CNS) perceives pain from the heart as coming from the somatic portion of the body supplied by the thoracic spinal cord segments 1-4(5)!. Also, the dermatomes of this region of the body wall and upper limb have their neuronal cell bodies in the same dorsal root ganglia (T1-5) and synapse in the same second order neurons in the spinal cord segments (T1-5) as the general visceral sensory fibers from the heart!. The CNS does not clearly discern whether the pain is coming from the body wall or from the viscera, but it perceives the pain as coming from somewhere on the body wall, ie substernal pain, left arm/hand pain, jaw pain!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

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