Pressure on the Testicle Creates Bizarre Phenomenon of "Referred Pain"Esther Inglis-Arkell7/08/14 3:00pmFiled to: science historymedicineedward carmichaelherbert woollardtesticlesscience575EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn 1933, two doctors got together and decided to stack weights on one of their genitals. Precisely which one is never mentioned. What is mentioned is the little-known phenomenon as "referred pain."We have, in the past, talked before about a little body quirk known as "referred itch." Sometimes, when you scratch or pinch one part of your body, you can feel an itch in a different part of your body. The body can turn up the heat on that sensation. You don't always get the privilege of feeling itch. Sometimes you feel pain. And in 1933, two doctors wanted to study that pain the surest way they knew how.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.