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Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord twists, cutting off blood supply to the testis.

Pain and swelling of the scrotal sac are usually the main symptoms of testicular torsion. Most people, in general, do not understand the difference between testicular torsion and infection, and when they have pain, they assume it is due to infection and they start themselves on analgesics and antibiotics.

Torsion could occur while people are asleep. Torsion tends to occur early in the morning when testosterone levels are at their peak, and the cremasteric reflex is strongest. Occasionally, a tumor or prior trauma may be present and risk factor includes a congenital malformation known as a “bell-clapper deformity” wherein the testis is attached to the epididymis vertically instead of longitudinally allowing it to move freely and thus potentially twist. Cold temperatures may also be a risk factor.

Torsion of the testes is a medical emergency, but many adolescent males are hesitant to say they are having pains on their testes or seek treatment right away. You should never ignore sharp testicular pain.

It’s possible for some men to experience what is known as intermittent torsion. This causes a man to have a testicle twist and untwist. Due to the fact that the condition is likely to recur, it is important to seek treatment. Seek to consult with a urologist, even if the pain becomes sharp and then subsides.

To book an appointment with the Urologist, call 08033 644 644.

To view more information about the testicular torsion, please visit: https://www.kelinahospital.com/articles/danger-causes-and-treatment-of-testicular-torsion/

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