How is diagnosis done for Torsion testis?
The doctor will ask you detailed information on whether the signs and symptoms are caused by testicular torsion, or it is something else. The doctor will do a physical examination of the testicles, scrotum, groin, and abdomen.
The doctor might test reflexes by pinching the inside of the thigh or lighting rubbing the affected side. This way, the testicles will contract. The reflex can occur if you have the issue of torsion testis. In some cases, medical tests need to be performed to check for the exact cause of symptoms. For example:For infection, a urine test is done.For blood flow, scrotal ultrasound is done. If the blood flow is not proper then it means you have testicular torsion. Ultrasound is not always going to show you have reduced blood flow.
If you are in pain for several hours, then you might need to get the surgery right away. If the surgery is delayed then the condition can get worse.
What are the treatment options?
Surgery is needed to correct testicular torsion. In some cases, the doctor might untwist the testicles by pushing the scrotum. But surgery is needed so that problem does not occur again.The patient is given general anesthesia before the surgery. During the surgery, a small cut is made by the surgeon on the scrotum, if needed a spermatic cord is untwisted and stitches one or both testicles to the inside of the scrotum.The chances of success are increased when the testicle is twisted at the right time. When the pain is there for 6 hours, the chances of getting testicles removed increases. It is best to consult the doctor at the right time so that further complications are prevented.
Does the problem occur in newborns and infants?
Yes, The infant’s testicles can get hard, swollen, or dark in color. The reduced blood flow might not be known with ultrasound. The surgery is needed to check for testicular torsion.If a boy with signs and symptoms of testicular torsion, then emergency surgery might not help because of the risk associated with general anesthesia. But, sometimes surgery can save the testicles completely or some of its parts. Getting the treatment in infants can help to prevent the problem occurring in the future like infertility and hormone imbalance.
How do I prepare for the appointment?
Testicular torsion can occur as an emergency, which means you will not get time to prepare. You might need to go to the emergency room. The specialized doctor of the Astha Hospital will see you look for the disorders you are having.If you have some time then prepare yourself by following the given tips which include:Write down all the symptoms you are having that make it easier for the doctor to detect the exact reason.If you have any questions in your mind then make sure to ask the doctor.
When do I contact the doctor?
You need to consult the doctor immediately in case of seizures and blackouts. While some of these symptoms may be a result of other medical condition, it is always advisable to receive immediate medical attention. Repeated seizures can cause serious injury and must never be ignored.Book an Appointment