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Twisted Testicle

Twisted Testicle

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When a testis (also known as a testicle) twists around in the scrotum, the condition is called torsion of the testis.

The testes can move around a little in the scrotum, but cannot usually move enough to twist round fully. In some people the tissues that surround the testis in the scrotum are lax, meaning that the testes can move around in the scrotum more than usual. If a testis twists around, the spermatic cord has to twist around too as it is fixed higher up. If this happens, the blood flow to the testis is blocked in the twisted spermatic cord.

Torsion of the testis most commonly occurs in teenage boys, shortly after puberty. Newborn babies and younger children sometimes develop this problem. It is uncommon over the age of 25 but does occur sometimes in older adults.

The typical symptom is severe pain that develops quickly – within a few hours, often much more quickly. The pain is in the affected testis but you may also feel it in the middle of the tummy (abdomen), due to a shared nerve supply. A testis with its blood supply cut off is likely to become damaged and die unless the blood flow is quickly restored. An emergency operation is usually needed to treat this condition.

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hi, i had a operation because I had twisted testicals a few years ago now but there has still been a uncomfortable feeling ever since, when I had it done it felt like one was stitched higher than the other, but when i feel there now one the higher up one seems to be at a different angle, i am concerned that the stitches have broke and they have been re-twisted, can someone please advice me as i am really worried and scared of having to go for the operation over again???





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Both my testicles have always been very sensitive (duh) but sometimes for about 4 years now when i touch them im in extreme agony and can only touch them very lightly because they are way to tender. I have done trampolining for 7 years now so i was always bumping them hard. I have thought it may be an injury from the sport...





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My left testicle has raised and has Stayed close to my body. I believe this was brought on by the use of enhancements and a vigorous sex life. There is no pain associated with the condition. It may have happened when a partner came down on top of me and smashed my testes. How do I get the testes to drop





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Please help my partner had a testical torsion operation 3 weeks and he has rested and followed doctors orders and medication regine but now as the stiches start to disolve it has left a visible whole in his scrotem he has no soreness or pain or no bleedingo





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I have a blue lump on my left testicle and i have no idea what it is and im scared and i dont wanna tell anyone cause its embarassing! I have no idea what it is.





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Please how to surgery.my not have testic.give me advice





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Hiya I'm 25 and when I have sexual intercorse i notice that my right testicle goes up into my groin. And I have to push it back down as it is uncomfortable and painful. Would anyone be able to tell me if this is normal or not as I am getting worried about it.





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A year or so ago I had pain in my left testicle it got worse as the hours went by but I'm so stubbern I didn't do anything about it or tell anyone thinking it would go away it had then grown double its normal size was as big as an egg then I got worried it then got worse and worse I couldn't even stand let alone walk it got that bad I ended up telling my partner at the time after about a week the pain first started so I decided to see my gp by then it seemed to have gone down and wasn't so bad as before my gp was no help whatsoever had a look and said nothing was wrong so I just gave up and felt with the pain untill it fully left. The pains fully gone now but since then I have noticed a hardish lump on my left testicle I have no idea what it is iv seen a different doctor a few months ago but they said its nothing so I take their word for it I'm still worried a little if it's something to worry about or not.





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It is rare but sometimes after walking some distances I get an aching pain mainly around the left testicle and can cause me to need to stop walking for a short while, while I rest. Could this be a possible twisted testicle?





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