Testicular Torsion | Treatment


How is testicular torsion treated?

You will need to have surgery to untwist the spermatic cord. You doctor may also secure the testicles to prevent them from becoming twisted in the future. This procedure is called an orchiopexy.

How soon does testicular torsion need to be treated?

If you have pain in your scrotum, see your doctor right away. If you have testicular torsion, your testicle usually can be saved if you have surgery within 6 hours. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the damaged testicle will have to be removed.


Testicular Torsion by E Ringdahl, MD, and L Teague, MD (American Family Physician November 15, 2007, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20061115/1739.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/08


Testicular Torsion