Testicular Torsion (cont.)
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Testicular Torsion Treatment
The only treatment for testicular torsion is surgery. On rare occasions, a physician may be able to manually untwist the testicle, but this is not common. The importance of having testicular pain evaluated immediately cannot be overemphasized.
Self-Care at Home
Care at home is inappropriate and will only result in the loss of the testicle.
If your doctor suspects torsion, a urologist will be notified. Depending on your history and physical, you may either be brought to the operating room or you may have imaging done. Occasionally a testicular torsion may be manually detorsed (untwisted by hand) by a physician.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
Clifford Spanierman, MD
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