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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


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Can I shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery?

Can I shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery?

Yes: Showering can begin 48 hours after testicular surgery. You should avoid bathing or soaking in water for 2 weeks. Inspect the surgical area daily and followup with your surgeon if there is any sign of infection.

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Testicular torsion surgery recovery, how long will this take?

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Testicular torsion surgery recovery, how long will this take?

Vary but short...: The duration of postop recovery may highly vary from as short as one week to as long as 4-6 weeks, but usually within 2 weeks. In fact, most of my patients returned to work in 1-2 weeks.

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Is there such thing as minor testicular torsion, that goes away on its own/does not require surgery? If so how long does it typically take to heal?

Is there such thing as minor testicular torsion, that goes away on its own/does not require surgery? If so how long does it typically take to heal?

Reduction: Some torsions (twisting) can "un-twist" themselves after a few seconds. Torsions are incredibly painful, & resolution of pain can mean the problem has temporarily resolved. However, torsions don't happen in a vacuum - "bell-clapper" deformities & other fixable problems lead to recurrent, permanent torsion. See a Urologist to evaluate. Even deformities that predispose you to torsion should be fixed

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How long after testicular torsion surgery can oral sex be performed? Thx

How long after testicular torsion surgery can oral sex be performed? Thx

As soon: As the incision is healed...and probably before if there is no ongoing discomfort... If ejaculation occurs and is painful...don't repeat call your surgeon! Hope this is helpful Dr Z

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I jut had surgery for testicular torsion four days ago. How long will it take the stitches in my scrotum to heal?

I jut had surgery for testicular torsion four days ago. How long will it take the stitches in my scrotum to heal?

Torsion stitches: Usually both testicles are sutured to the muscle wall that separates the scrotal sac into a right and left side inside the scrotum. These stitches are often permanent and most often prevent both testicles from twisting again. On the outside skin of the scrotum, absorbable sutures are used. They disintegrate in 10-14 days.

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How many days do you stay in hospital after having testicular torsion operation?

Depends: Testicular torsion is not an elective procedure, so the surgical results vary with the length and degree of blood loss to the affected testicle before surgery. If your surgeon was able to safe the testicle, you may stay longer in the hospital to observe for signs of infection, delayed ischemic problems. If the testicle was removed, the recovery might be short. Good luck.

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Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Can I clean a wound from testicular torsion operation with savlon antiseptic?

Just keep clean...: Some degree of pain, redness, and "swelling" at incision are expected, worst for 1-2 days, and get better day by day afterwards. As long as it moves in such expected postop course, you're ok. All you need to do is do nothing but keep the incision dry and clean. Why? What we do after skin edges seal will make no difference to the tissue beneath the skin. If still in doubt, see doc timely.

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What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

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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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.

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Who do I ask if questions about testicular torsion surgery?

Who do I ask if questions about testicular torsion surgery?

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.

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

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

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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Tips on avoiding testicular torsion surgery? Positioning to untwist?

Tips on avoiding testicular torsion surgery? Positioning to untwist?

Manual rotation.: Non-surgical correction can sometimes be done by manually rotating the testicle in the opposite direction (outward, towards the thigh). If this is initially unsuccessful, a forced manual rotation in the other direction may correct it. Manual detorsion is successful in 26.5% to 80% of patients. This is a surgical emergency that needs immediate therapy but with good chance of success.

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How expensive is surgery for intermittent testicular torsion? And how much time is needed to recuperate?

Same...: The involved techniques and costs for either intermittent torsion or one-way full-blown torsion are about the same, but the full-blown one may at times pose some difficulty in deciding to fix or remove it.

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