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
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
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?