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Can you tell me how surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

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Here are some ...: Bilateral orchiopexy is the surgical procedures to fix mobile testis of testicular torsion, which can be done safely under anesthesia as outpatient with very low rate of complications under experienced hands, and considered as an emergent surgery for acute case within 10 hours after its onset or as elective/urgent one for intermittent torsion. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish ...

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

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Pain: Emergent surgery is needed to explore testis through scrotum and fix the affected testis if salvageable as well as the opposite one; the time window for saving torsed testis is about 6-8 hours, so go in a hurry. If the torsed testis cannot be saved, remove it (orchiectomy). Postop pain and swelling are expected and usually resolved nicely after the worst pain over the first/second postop days.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

How can someone tell if they have testicular torsion?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Testicular Torsion: Testicular torsion hurts. There is swelling and no one should wait this out. Time matters on saving the testicle. If there is any worry of this get to an urgent care center quickly.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of surgery for testicular torsion?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Several possible.: Surgery for testicular torsion exposes the testicle, de-torses the spermatic cord, and fixes both testicles in place (orchipexy). The incision is similar to a hernia surgery. If the torsed testis is not viable, it is removed. Testicular salvage rates are between 41-70%, depending on age and time to surgery. Orchipexy fixes the testicles in place to prevent future episodes.

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