A to Z: Testicular Torsionenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgTesticular torsion is an emergency condition that happens when the spermatic cord gets twisted and cuts off blood supply, causing pain and swelling.testicular torsion, testicular injury, testicular pain, testicle pain, swollen testicles, testicular swelling, sore testicles, twisted testicle, testicular trauma, testicular problems, testicular discomfort, swollen painful testicle, scrotal swelling, scrotal pain, scrotum pain, blow to the testicles, blow to the scrotum, acute scrotal pain, testicles, testes, balls, gonads, scrotum, testicle, teste, ball, gonad, spermatic cord, tender testicle, testicle loss, orchiectomy, orchiopexy, torsed testicle10/16/201202/03/202002/03/20204c84f01a-7efc-40ec-bd0a-f742a2186fc3https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-torsion.html/<p><em>May also be called: Testis Torsion</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/torsion.html/">Testicular torsion</a>&nbsp;is when the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/">spermatic cord</a>, which provides blood flow to the testicle, rotates and gets twisted. The twisting cuts off the testicle's blood supply and causes sudden pain and swelling. Some people have nausea and vomiting.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Testicular torsion is often related to a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-genetics.html/">genetic</a> condition called bell clapper deformity. In this condition, testicles can twist more easily because they're not attached normally to the scrotum.</p> <p>Testicular torsion happens most often in teenage boys. To fix it, surgeons make a small cut in the scrotum, untwist the spermatic cord, and stitch both testicles to the scrotum to prevent future twisting.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Testicular torsion is a medical emergency that must be treated right away. Boys need to know that genital pain is serious and shouldn't be ignored. Ignoring pain for too long or hoping it goes away can lead to severe damage to the testicle and even its removal.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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