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What makes testicular torsion more likely?

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You're more likely to have testicular torsion if you:

The only way to prevent testicular torsion is to have surgery to attach your testicles to the insides of your scrotum. But this is only done if you have had or are experiencing torsion. It is not done as a preventive procedure.

  • Often do intense exercise
  • Injure your testicles
  • Are exposed to the cold
  • Have a growth spurt of the testicles during puberty
  • Had testicular torsion in the past

From: What Is Testicular Torsion? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Urological Association: "How is Testicular Torsion Diagnosed?" "How is Testicular Torsion Treated?" "What are the Signs of Testicular Torsion?" "What Causes Testicular Torsion?" "What is Testicular Torsion?"Mayo Clinic: "Testicular torsion: Causes," "Testicular torsion: Complications," "Testicular torsion: Definition," "Testicular torsion: Prevention," "Testicular torsion: Symptoms," "Testicular torsion: Tests and diagnosis," "Testicular Torsion: Treatments and drugs."

Medscape: "Testicular Torsion: Etiology," "Testicular Torsion: Practice Essentials."

Nemours Foundation: "Testicular Torsion."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 15, 2017

SOURCES :

American Urological Association: "How is Testicular Torsion Diagnosed?" "How is Testicular Torsion Treated?" "What are the Signs of Testicular Torsion?" "What Causes Testicular Torsion?" "What is Testicular Torsion?"Mayo Clinic: "Testicular torsion: Causes," "Testicular torsion: Complications," "Testicular torsion: Definition," "Testicular torsion: Prevention," "Testicular torsion: Symptoms," "Testicular torsion: Tests and diagnosis," "Testicular Torsion: Treatments and drugs."

Medscape: "Testicular Torsion: Etiology," "Testicular Torsion: Practice Essentials."

Nemours Foundation: "Testicular Torsion."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 15, 2017

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