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How common is it for somebody to get testicular torsion?

How common is it for somebody to get testicular torsion?

Not uncommon: Peak incidence is in early puberty. Can also occur in newborns immediately before, during or shortly after delivery. In fact can occur at any age but uncommon after 30-40 years of age. I have personally seen it in newborns and the oldest was 45-years-old. Important thing:- is for public and drs is to assume that acute onset testicular pain is torsion until proven otherwise. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Brancato
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Testicular Torsion (Definition)

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 ...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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Testicular torsion how common?

Testicular torsion how common?

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 incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 in males younger than 25 years old. Approximately 65% of cases occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people get testicular torsion?

Can someone tell me how people 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 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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What are the most common symptoms of testicular torsion?

Pain: The most common symptoms are very severe testicular pain usually associated with nausea and vomiting. There can also be redness on the affected side. ...Read more

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How common is torsion? What are the chances of testicular torsion?

How common is torsion? What are the chances of testicular torsion?

Toesion: Twisting of testicle blood supply. Very painful; go to er immediately if sudden testes pain could be torsion. ...Read more

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If someone has testicular torsion and since it need to get taken care of immediately, wouldnt the person know?

If someone has testicular torsion and since it need to get taken care of immediately, wouldnt the person know?

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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Could someone get permanent testicle damage from testicular torsion?

Could someone get permanent testicle damage from testicular torsion?

Yest, it would ...: Depriving circulation from testicular torsion leads to expected tissue damage with ischemia. Besides, for unclear reason, some damage to sperm producing ability may happen to the contralateral testis. So, professional awareness and timely action are the essence of caring for testicular torsion. ...Read more