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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Testicular Torsion Repair (Overview)

Torsion is a twist of the blood supply to the testes...A cord twist....It requires surgery to repair and untwist cord and then secure the testes to the side wall inside the scrotum so it does not twist again..Called an orichiopexy...If the testes is not untwisted within several hours the testes will die/infarct.


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I had testicular torsion repair and it still hurts a month out?

I had testicular torsion repair and it still hurts a month out?

See your doctor: It may be normal as the testicle was starving for oxygen and some cells die. See your doctor if it continues. For more info see www.Peedoc.Com. @thepeedoc. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Testicular Torsion Repair (Overview)

Torsion is a twist of the blood supply to the testes...A cord twist....It requires surgery to repair and untwist cord and then secure the testes to the side wall inside the scrotum so it does not twist again..Called an orichiopexy...If the testes is not untwisted within several hours the testes will die/infarct.


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What is the definition or description of: testicular torsion repair?

What is the definition or description of: testicular torsion repair?

Torsion: Torsion is a twist of the blood supply to the testes...A cord twist....It requires surgery to repair and untwist cord and then secure the testes to the side wall inside the scrotum so it does not twist again..Called an orichiopexy...If the testes is not untwisted within several hours the testes will die/infarct. ...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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What to do if I am worried testicular torsion?

What to do if I am worried testicular torsion?

Get checked: Testicular torsion is uincommon at your age, however does occasionally happen. You can self test with the testicle twist manuever. This involes twisting the testicle inwards (like closing a book) & continue to twist round & round until it's painful. Pain must be identical to previously occurring testicular pain to be labeled intermittent testis torsion ...Read more

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What is average testicular torsion pain duration?

What is average testicular torsion pain duration?

Pain from torsion: Typically pain from torsion lasts about 6 hours. Then, once the testis tissue has died, the pain goes away. It's imperative to seek immediate medical care if you have severe pain in a testicle. Time to save it is limited. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a testicular torsion happen without pain?

None...: I have never heard such painless testicular torsion in my 45-yr study and practice in urology. So, i assumed no such thing of painless testicular torsion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: testicular torsion?

What is the definition or description of: 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 de. ...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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What is partial testicular torsion? And what are the symptoms of it?

Testis torsion: An incomplete twist of the spermatic cord which suspends the testis and contains the blood supply and nerves to testicles. It causes severe pain and if the twisting is not reduced within a few hours the testicle can actually die. ...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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How can you prevent testicular torsion?

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No.: There is no known way to prevent testicular torsion but surgical fixation to prevent its recurrence. ...Read more

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Can testicular torsion cause only mild pain?

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Can testicular torsion cause only mild pain?

Yes, if ...: If being mild and intermittent twisting, yes, its related pain can be mild. Again, remember: every life event always displays itself as a pattern of full spectrum, and we only assess the event at certain point or moment on that full spectrum, at which we have to make a good decision and take a good action so to expect a good outcome. That is our professional life. ...Read more

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Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Testicular fixation: otherwise known as scrotal orchidopexy/orchiopexy (both spellings are correct. Of course testis must first be untwisted. Both testicles should be fixed as anatomy making testis prone to torsion is usually similar on both sides. ...Read more

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What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

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. ...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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Can i shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery ?

Can i shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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