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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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A 39-year-old member asked:

Who do I ask if questions about testicular torsion surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The urologist.: Almost always performed by a urologist. Discuss any concerns with any physician in advance. It is a pretty-side-effect free procedure and is done in outpatient surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

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Dr. James Lin
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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.
A 50-year-old member asked:

When can I masturbate again after a testicular torsion surgery?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Torsion: very little happens to the testicle during erection stimulation and orgasm. It shouldn't really be a problem within a few days of the surgery
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is testicular torsion surgery painful, and how long is recovery?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
General anesthesia: Testicular torsion repair is emergency surgery. This surgery is done under general anesthesia & therefore should not be painful. After this surgery the patient should rest at home for several days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 1 to 2 weeks. Normal activities can be slowly resumed. Sexual activity can generally be resumed after about 4 to 6 weeks. I wish you well with your health!
A 49-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. James Lin
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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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