Testicular Torsion?

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  1. benjiboner

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    There have been many mentions in posts Ive seen about "Testicle Torsion" it sounds painful, but what exactly is it? how can it be gotten rid of? I was just curious, and thought its better to ask and find out than always be in the dark :unsure:
     
  2. jonb

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    Basically it means the blood supply to the testicle is cut off by a torsion (twisting) of the vas deferens. Torsions can be treated within six hours with no lasting effects, but there's an increasing risk of necrosis from that point on. The best way to treat it is by immediate surgery. An incision is made in the scrotum, followed by detorsion of the testis and sewing both testes to the scrotal wall to prevent any further twisting. If the testis is dead, it is removed and the other testis is sewn to the scrotal wall; a cosmetic replacement can be arranged.
     
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    While the above is accurate, let me add that testicular torsion has very pronounced symptoms, so you need not be concerned unless you exhibit the symptoms. This include strong pain in the scrotum, and usually a marked swelling of the affected testis.
     
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    And nausea and dizziness. You'll know if you had a torsion. The testicle might also become inflamed if your scrotum has little pigment.
     
  5. Imported

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    carolinacurious: Yes, you will know. The main thing to remember is that if you suspect you have a torsion, you don't sleep on it and see if its better in the morning. You go, to the hospital, now.

    If you watch Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, The Venture Brothers actually have an episode about this.
     
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