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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Twisted Junk: Testicular torsion is the twisting of the cords that run from the body to the testicle. This twisting cuts off the bllod supply and if not corrected, ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Unclear, but...: Real reason is unclear, but fact/experience tells it occurs in men with inborn poor fixation to the sac so to form so-called bell-clapper deformity of ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incide ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Testicular torsion is a medical/surgical emergency. Torsion refers to a twisting of the testicle on its own blood supply, effectively cutting off oxy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Bad luck!: Torsion is from your anatomy not being sufficient to prevent your testicle from spinning and then having the misfortune of some movement that spins th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Twisting of cord.: Testicular torsion is caused by twisting of the spermatic cord, which interrupts the blood supply to the testis. A common contributor is an anatomic d ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
No, but...: Although the description of testicular torsion in urology textbook usually depicts its full-blown one-way process ; pictures, and calls for emergent a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bell-clapper testis: Some men have a testis that hangs loosely within the tunica vaginalis which is membrane around testis. Torsion can occur if the membrane is attached u ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Unknown...: It is unclear if being genetic or hereditary. Clinically, this concern is irrelevant to clinical judgment and care. In fact, professional alert and vi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Twisting of testicle: Testicular torsion is a twisting of the blood supply (spermatic cord) that feeds the testicle. When this occurs, no blood is supplied to the testicle ... Read More

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