Testicular torsion, is a sudden twisting of the spermatic cord which contains the blood vessels of the testicle. This can lead to blood supply to the testicle being cut off.
This condition can lead to permanent damage to the testicle if it is not treated urgently.
Testicular torsion usually occurs in testicles that have an abnormal anatomy which allow the testicle to rotate more easily in the scrotum. There is no effective prevention. However, having awareness of the condition and seeking early treatment when it occurs can prevent permanent damage to the testicles.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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