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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)

An emergency situation in which a testicle rotates, twisting the blood vessels that circulate blood to the testicle. The reduced blood flow causes severe pain and ...Read more


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How common is it for somebody to get scrotal pain?

How common is it for somebody to get scrotal pain?

Scrotal pain: Scrotal pain should almost always be evaluated by a doctor. The most serious cause is twisting of the blood vessel in the scrotum with extreme pain. Another common cause is infection of the epididymis (part of the testicle) with a bacterium, particularly among younger males who are sexually active or older men. Other causes include hernias, kidney stones, nerve pain, or skin inflammation. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

Urethritis: Fairly common, sometimes associated with stds or uti's. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get priapism?

How common is it for somebody to get priapism?

Not common: Ischemic priapism due to blood sludging in the penile corpora (rods) is most frequent in men with sickle cell disease. Rarely occurs with use of medications for ed, viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis etc. Probably < 1 in 1000 men using meds. Occasionally is idiopathic, no known cause. 2nd very rare form is high flow priapism. Doppler ultrasound can differentiate between both. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

Rare,but troublesome: Femoral hernias are rare, accounting for ~5% of all hernias. They are much more common in women than men, probably related to the shape of a woman's pelvis. They are prone to "incarceration": in fact, about half of all people who present with incarcerated femoral hernias were unaware of the hernia up till that point. Therefore, we recommend repairing all of these, assuming one is fit for surgery. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

Parotitis: Because of the us vaccination program (MMR) mumps is very rare; ~ 800 cases are reported each year, primarily in children under 15. Many foreign countries do not use/have available the mumps vaccine; consequently, the incidence of disease there is much higher. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get epiploic appendagitis?

How common is it for somebody to get epiploic appendagitis?

Not common: This is a fairly difficult condition to diagnose, causing abdominal pains. It can be confused with appendicitis. Sometimes it can be seen on a ct scan. It is self limited and will resolve on its own without treatments or surgery. It is from presumed twisting of a small piece of fatty tissue that is attached to the outside of the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of certain recreational drugs. Mild rhabdomyolisis can occur with vigorous sports, but is rarely symptomatic and resolves quickly. The best preventive is good hydration during vigorous activity and don't overheat. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

Very common: Very common. Synovitis can have multiple causes and determining the cause is the key to treatment. The most common synovitis is related to overuse and is treated intially with nsaids. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get vaginal atrophy?

How common is it for somebody to get vaginal atrophy?

Common at menopause: The vagina requires estrogen to stay healthy. At menopause the estrogen levels decrease and vaginal atrophy begins to develop. It is easily treated with estrogen replacement - sometimes with oral medication and sometimes with vaginal medication, and sometimes with both routes. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

Not common: Sarcomas are not very common, they can occur in the soft-tissue or bones and every year about 12000-15000 cases occur in the USA. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get autism?

How common is it for somebody to get autism?

Depends: The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get meckel's diverticulum?

How common is it for somebody to get meckel's diverticulum?

Rare: The rule for meckel's is that 2% of the population is born with it. It occurs in the last 2 feet of small bowel. 50% of patients with symptoms will occur in the first two years of life. 50% of meckel's have gastric(stomach) tissue which makes acid and causes bleeding secondary to ulcers. This bleeding is painless. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

Depends: The incidence of alzheimer's disease depends on a person's age and to some extent family history. 10% of people over 65, and >45% of people over 85 have ad. If there is late onset ad in the family (onset >65) the risk to children is only a few percent. If there is early onset ad (onset < 60) the risk can be up to 50%. The early onset type of ad is much, much less common overall. ...Read more

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