Testicular Torsion

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

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?