Any man who has been hit in the groin can vouch for how intensely painful it is, but few understand how seriously it can impact their reproductive health. The pain of this injury will cause a variety of negative symptoms and can even damage an important part of your reproductive system.
Getting Hit in the Groin Causes Your Body to Panic
When you get hit in the groin, your body will immediately release a neurotransmitter that will indicate that pain relief is needed right away. Dizziness and other severe problems will immediately occur, as will a pounding heart, nausea, even crying. Unfortunately, all of these actions can cause your body to release endorphin chemicals that will decrease your reproductive health.
This is just what happens in the seconds immediately after the hit. Later on, swelling and other healing measures will be taken to relieve pain and repair the damage caused to your groin. Unfortunately, this can cause damage to a delicate area of your reproductive system known as the urethra.
It May Even Cause Damage To Your Urethra
The urethra is a small tube in your penis that helps send sperm through your reproductive system. An impact to your groin could cause damage severe enough to lead to urethra narrowing. This problem is typically associated with a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Blood in the urine
- Bloody discharge
- Difficulty urinating
- Weak urine stream
A severely narrowed urethra can also cause drowsiness, decreased heart rate, pale skin, and sweating. It also limits the output and quality of your sperm, which will make it more difficult for you to get your partner pregnant.
Treatment Is Possible
While a narrow urethra caused by groin damage will seriously impact your reproductive health, there are treatments available for this condition. In fact, studies have shown that treating a narrow urethra (which will never go away on its own) will immediately improve your reproductive health by improving the volume and quality of your sperm. There are no medication treatments for a narrow urethra, which makes it necessary to get surgery. Options for urethra expansion include:
- Dilation of the urethra
- Installation of a stent
- DVIU, which uses a camera to pin-point and repair the damaged area
- Reconstruction of the urethra (necessary in extreme cases)
The type of surgery necessary for this problem will vary depending on the severity of the condition. A typical surgical procedure should take no more than a few hours and is often an in-patient procedure. If you believe that a shot to the groin has narrowed your urethra and impacted your reproductive health, go to websites that discuss reproductive health and talk to your doctor to learn more.