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Dr. Sam Brancato
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Testicular Torsion (Overview)

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 de.


Dr. Sam Brancato
128 doctors shared insights

Testicular Torsion (Overview)

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 de.


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What are the most common symptoms of testicular torsion?

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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Other then swelling and pain what are the signs of testicular torsion and how do they know they have it?

P-A-I-N: Usually not significant swelling, just pain, and it is more than adequate to get your attention and get you in to the er for evaluation. The pain is progressive and intensifies over time. Swelling usually later sign, often after significant injury to testicle. Nausea/vomiting common due to pain intensity. May radiate up into abdomen, may have difficulty voiding. Go to er if think you are torsed. ...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 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 causes testicular torsion? How do I prevent tesicular torsion from happening?

What causes testicular torsion? How do I prevent tesicular torsion from happening?

Testicular torsion: Torsion of the testis refers to a twisting of the testis and spermatic cord resulting in a choking of the blood vessels to and from the testis. It is a true emergency as the testis can essentially die if not corrected within a few hours. The condition requires a congenital abnormality of the mesentary suspending the testis in the scrotum. As a result there is not much you can do to prevent. ...Read more

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If pain disappears during a torsion does it mean the testicle is in necrosis stage or was it an episode of intermittent testicular torsion?

If pain disappears during a torsion does it mean the testicle is in necrosis stage or was it an episode of intermittent testicular torsion?

If: Torsion is suspected immediate radiologic examination is necessary. Torsion should not be ruled out on the basis of change in pain. While necrosis will take time urgent intervention is required to save the testicle ...Read more

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How to recognize a Testicular Torsion condition and treat it ?

Emergency: Testicular torsion gives sudden severe testicular pain.If this is what you have now go to the ER NOW. The doctor will diagnose it by physical exam(absent cremasteric reflex,Doppler ultrasound almost +- very accurate,nuclear scan most accurate but not available 24-7).Delaying diagnosis will result in gangrene and loss of testicle,so get help now.Good luck ...Read more

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What can be expected after treatment for testicular torsion?

Pain and swelling...: Pain and swelling in surgical site are expected, but can be easily managed with reassurance and judicious use of pain medication with expected slow resolution in 1-3 weeks. Of course, individual postop course may vary. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for testicular torsion?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for testicular torsion?

Surgery: Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency and requires immediate surgical repair to prevent loss of that testicle. ...Read more

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