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What is testicular torsion?

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Within the scrotum, the testicles are secured at either end by a structure called the spermatic cord. Sometimes, this cord gets twisted around a testicle, cutting off blood supply. Symptoms of testicular torsion include sudden and severe pain, enlargement of the affected testicle, tenderness, and swelling.

This happens most often in men under the age of 25. It can be caused by an injury to the testicles or from strenuous activity. It also can happen for no apparent reason.

From: Infertility and Testicular Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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