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Torsion of the Testis

Information about Torsion of the Testis

We Have to Know about the Torsion of the Testis

  • Testicular torsion is the twisting of the spermatic cord, which cuts off the blood supply to the testicle and surrounding structures within the scrotum.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions          

  • Sudden onset of severe pain in one testicle, with or without a previous predisposing event
  • Swelling within one side of the scrotum (scrotal swelling
  • Blood in the semen

Causes of Torsion of the Testis

  • Cause not known in many cases
  • Follows injury in some cases

Do’s and Don’ts of Torsion of the Testis                   

Signs & Symptoms of Torsion of the Testis

  • Sudden onset of severe pain in one testicle, with or without a previous predisposing event
  • Swelling within one side of the scrotum (scrotal swelling)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Testicle lump
  • Blood in the semen

Medical advice for Torsion of the Testis

  • Persisting pain in the testicle

Risk factors of Torsion of the Testis      

Treatment for Torsion of the Testis

  • Surgery is usually required and should be performed as soon as possible after symptoms begin. If surgery is performed within 6 hours, most testicles can be saved.

Self-care for Torsion of the Testis             

Investigations for Torsion of the Testis

  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Test
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