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Can a newborn have testicular torsion?

Can a newborn have testicular torsion?

Yes...: Yes, a newborn may have testicular torsion also but being as an extravaginal event as opposite to that in adult men being as an intravaginal.one. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How to get testicular torsion?

How to get testicular torsion?

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 testis. While its peak age around 15-19, it may occur at any age. Based on the timing of its occurrence, it has been construed that hyperactivity of cremasteric muscles of spermatic cord may be prone to incite its twisting. ...Read more

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Can testicular torsion be cured?

Can testicular torsion be cured?

Yes: Testicular torsion is a medical/surgical emergency. Torsion refers to a twisting of the testicle on its own blood supply, effectively cutting off oxygen to the testicle. It needs to diagnosed quickly and treated quickly to prevent testicular death. It usually presents with sudden pain in the scrotum with discoloration and swelling. Go to the emergency room if you think you have a torsion. ...Read more

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Could i predict a testicular torsion?

No, but...: Although the description of testicular torsion in urology textbook usually depicts its full-blown one-way process ; pictures, and calls for emergent attention, intermittent twisting with spontaneous untwisting is not uncommon. So, a men with highly variable degree, duration, ; interval of testicular pain of acute onset with variable nausea ; referring pain to inguinal region deserves alert for it. ...Read more

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Could testicular torsion be hereditary?

Unknown...: It is unclear if being genetic or hereditary. Clinically, this concern is irrelevant to clinical judgment and care. In fact, professional alert and vigilance will take timely action to save more testis with better outcome in managing testicular torsion. ...Read more

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I'm having testicular torsion please help?

I'm having testicular torsion please help?

When to go to E.R.: If a guy has no other reason for symptoms, and he has sudden or severe pain in the scrotum (the sack that contains the testicles), swelling of the scrotum, abdominal pain, nausea, or a testicle that is hanging higher than normal or at an unusual angle... He could have testicular torsion and needs to get to the emergency room now. If symptoms are quite mild, a primary doctor may examine him first. ...Read more

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How to tell that I have testicular torsion?

How to tell that I have testicular torsion?

None....: Very rarely and unlikely a male affected by testicular torsion will know he gets it. But professional alert to analyze hx detailing the features of onset, degree, duration, and interval of testicular pain is the surest way to make an accurate DX of testicular torsion, after supplementing clinical suspicion with ua, physicals, and us as needed. ...Read more

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How do you reciver from testicular torsion?

Here are some ...: Testicular torsion results from inborn abnormality with inadequate attachment of tesis/epididymis to the scrotal wall, which makes the testis like a bell-calpper - in turn prone to twist to various degree and untwist at times so it manifests a wide range of onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, progress of symptoms over time. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a testicular torsion?

High alert /good Hx: The picture of acute one-way course of full-blown testicular torsion has been the most common description in textbook. But any man with intermittent testicular pain of acute onset with highly variable intensity, duration, ; interval for months to years (even up to 10-15 yrs) with nausea ; referring pain in the groin deserves an urgent assessment for intermittent torsion with spontaneous detorsion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicular torsion?

Testicular Torsion: Pain, swelling and fever.... Testicular torsion is thought to cause severe pain. The scrotum may very well swell and the pain may be intolerable. Testicular torsion can lead to the death of the testicle so this can be an emergency. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had testicular torsion?

How would I know if I had testicular torsion?

Severe pain: Testicular torsion cuts off the blood supply to your testicle and this universally causes severe pain as the testicle starts to die from lack of blood flow. There are other causes of severe pain, and other exam findings of torsion, so you should be evaluated as soon as possible in an emergency department if you are having severe pain. ...Read more

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What happens if a man has testicular torsion?

Here are some ...: If having acute testicular torsion as commonly described in the textbook & journals, the time window of saving such a testis is about 8 hours; at times, professional keenness and acuity with action are the keys to save it, not doppler US alone. If being recurrent intermittent torsion, the patients will repeatedly suffer from recurrent testicular pain of a highly variable degree, duration, interval ...Read more

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Do I have a way to untwist testicular torsion?

No,....: No. Impossible to untwist by the patient due to severe pain. At times, untwisting a torsed testis can be done by experienced professional hands, but surgical exploration and fixation or testicular removal are still timely required. And the opposite testis needs to be fixed as well due to high possibility of having simmilar poor fixation in the opposite side. ...Read more

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Could testicular torsion always hurt severely?

Could testicular torsion always hurt severely?

Yes, but not always: Typical one-way full-blown torsion always has severe pain. Intermittent torsion with spontaneous detorsion tends to have highly variable intensity, duration, and interval of acute testicular pain with nausea, inguinal / lower abdominal ache. Professional high alert and vigilanceis the key to avoid misdiagnosis. ...Read more

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Is the pain from testicular torsion really bad?

Yes, usually...: Yes, torsion-related testicular pain is really bad, especially the commonly described one-way full-blown case. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave testicular torsion untreated?

Yes, at times....: If a typical testicular torsion has been around more 8-12 hours or days with no concern for infertility and protracted timing for recovery, leaving it untreated may be justified and reasonable if patient wishes and agrees to. But after all, surgery is still best and surest for shorter recovery and future. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for testicular torsion?

Here are some ...: The underlying cause for testicular torsion is inborn inadequate fixation of testes so there is no medical cure but surgery to fix it forever - orchiopexy; that can be called "cure" if you will. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What are the effects of surgery for testicular torsion?

What are the effects of surgery for testicular torsion?

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. ...Read more

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Could masturbation cause a Testicular Torsion ?

No, ...: No, masturbation itself would not cause testicular torsion because the underlying cause for testicular torsion is inborn inadequate fixation of testis onto the scrotal wall leading to so-called bell-clapper deformity. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce Dx. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Brancato
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Testicular Torsion (Definition)

When a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often ...Read more