Testicular: Pertaining to the testis
Torsion: act of twisting; state of being twisted
Testicular Torsion : It is noted that some men may be predisposed to testicular torsion as a result of inadequate connective tissue within the scrotum, and also may be the result from trauma to the scrotum, particularly if significant swelling occurs. Testicular torsion can occur after strenuous exercise or without an obvious cause. The incidence is higher during infancy and with the onset of adolescence.
Risk factors: may include significant trauma to the scrotum or particularly strenuous physical activity.
Sudden onset of severe pain in one testicle with or without history of predisposing event (excruciating pain in the affected testis or iliac fossa)
Swelling within one side of scrotum
Nausea and or Vomiting
Light headedness or fainting
Tenderness on the affected side
May have blood in the semen and or have testicle lump
Treatment consists of immediate surgical repair by orchiopexy (fixation of a viable testis to the scrotum), or orchiectomy (excision of a nonviable testis)
Surgical correction is usually required and should be performed within about 5 hours of the onset of symptoms in order to save the testicle.
This conditions is a surgical emergency If symptoms of testicular torsion occurs seek emergency treatment promptly - Call 911 and or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
Please let me know what's going on, If the above disorder does not pertain to you- Question: have you seen your doctor? What was his diagnosis?
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