Painful Sex »

… can include spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts or ovarian torsion.

You should go directly to your local Accident & Emergency department if you have abdominal pain which is:


does not go away within a short time period

is accompained with fever and/or confusion or any other significant changes in your health/behaviour

occurring during pregnancy.

Chronic pain is associated with conditions which are longer lasting, such as …

Testicular Damage (Torsion) »

… blow can result in fluid building up around the testicle ( hydrocele ), or the testicle twisting ( torsion ).

Torsion usually affects younger boys and requires emergency treatment to help with pain relief and save the testicle. The twisting of the blood vessels, which supply the testicle, causes the pain and this pain develops very quickly. If not treated within six hours the testicle may have to be removed.