Men should not be too relaxed when they feel pain occurring near their testes because this may not be an ordinary testicular pain but sign of testicular torsion. Testicular torsion is considered a urologic emergency which may occur to any man at any age; nevertheless it most typically appears in adolescent males.
Testicular Torsion Statistics
This may sound surprising to some but in every 4000 men that are under the age of 25 in the US there is one of them who is suffering from testicular torsion.
What is Testicular Torsion?
Testicular torsion is medical condition wherein the spermatic cord of an individual becomes twisted resulting to the sudden cut-off of blood flow towards the testes.
What are testes?
The testes are the single suspended bundle of tissues which lies in the scrotum.
What are the Types of Testicular Torsion?
Testicular torsion is of two type namely extravaginal torsion and intravaginal torsion.
Extravaginal testicular torsion is the type which develops prenatally in the spermatic cord that is near the attachments of the tunica vaginalis. This typically occurs during the neonatal period and comprises more or less 5% of all types of testicular torsions.
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Intravaginal testicular torsion on the other hand is the type of torsion which appears within the tunica vaginalis itself and is manifested in older children. This is also associated with testicular suspension and is referred to by some as bell-clapper anomaly. Approximately 16% of those who were rushed to the emergency room are due to this kind of testicular torsion.