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Testicular Torsion

Testicular Torsion is a medical emergency where the the spermatic cord becomes twisted and consequently the blood flow to the testicles is blocked. This condition is usually noticed in young boys or adolescent boys. Testicular torsion may occur due to spasm in the muscles after strenuous exercise or inadequate connective tissue within the scrotum.


Testicular torsion results in excruciating pain. There is swelling and pain in the scrotum. A person suffering from testicular torsion may vomit or faint on account of the pain. There may be a lump in the testicles and blood might be noticed in the semen. Diagnosis and immediate treatment is vital if the testicles and their reproductive functions are to be saved. Surgery involves sewing the testicles to the inner side of the scrotum to prevent recurrence of testicular torsion. If the blood supply to the testicles is cut off for a long period of time, they may need to be surgically removed.

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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: October 16, 2017