July 13, 2012 17:07

Top GP says wearing skinny jeans could lead to twisted testicles, bladder infections and infertility

Dr Hilary Jones says those who choose to wear overly tight trousers could be causing themselves permanent harm

Top GP says wearing skinny jeans could lead to twisted testicles, bladder infections and infertility

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Skinny jeans, a fashion item made popular by the likes of The Libertines, Razorlight, The Horrors and countless other bands, could be causing those who wear them permanent damage to their bladders and testicles.

Dr Hilary Jones, who is a regular guest on ITV daytime show Daybreak, told the Daily Telegraph that men who choose to wear jeans that are too small for them could be left with a series of health problems.

Jones said that skinny jean have been linked to inflictions including twisted testicles, bladder weakness, urinary tract infections, low sperm counts, and fungal irritations, all of which need serious treatment.

Speaking about this, Jones said: "I have seen several cases of men who have twisted their testicles due to wearing jeans that are far too tight. Wearing tight-fitting clothing over a prolonged period of time can lead to urinary tract infections leading to overactivity of the bladder."

Added to this, a study of 2000 British men revealed that one in 10 experienced an unpleasant side effect of wearing skinny jeans. Half reported groin discomfort, more than a quarter had bladder troubles, and one in five suffered a twisted testicle.

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