Testicular Torsion

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Definition

Testicular torsion is a condition in which blood flow to the testicle is cut off causing sudden and severe pain and swelling due to the rotation of a testicle on the spermatic cord.

Diagnosis

The doctor examines the scrotum, testicles, abdomen, and groin to diagnose the condition. Sometimes, the doctor may need to confirm his or her diagnosis or identify another cause for the symptoms through tests such as urine tests or blood tests, scrotal ultrasound, nuclear scan of the testicles, or surgery.

Treatment

The condition needs immediate medical treatment to save the testicle and avoid permanent damage that may affect fertility. Surgery is still required to prevent recurrence even if doctors can untwist a testicle

Symptoms and Signs

Individuals with the condition experience sudden or severe pain in a testicle, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and swelling of the scrotum. They may also have a testicle that is abnormally higher or positioned an odd angle. If a testicle twists or untwists on its own, there may be sudden pain that would cease without treatment.

Causes

There is no apparent trigger that causes the condition, which may start after a physical activity, an injury to the scrotum, sexual arousal or activity, sexual arousal or reflexes during sleep, and exposure to cold weather.

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