Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Torsion Testicle Treatment

The key to the successful treatment of testicular torsion is the early identification of the disorder and prompt consultation with a urologist. Treatment for testicular torsion usually includes surgery, in order to move the testicle back into position. Occasionally, the testicle can be manually moved back into position. Treatment often includes pain control with narcotic medications.

Treatment for testicular torsion may include:

Torsion Testicle Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of testicular torsion.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having testicular torsion again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Torsion Testicle Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat testicular torsion:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Torsion Testicle References
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