Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Twisted Testicle Home Care

Home care for a testicular torsion includes:

  • Rest in bed.
  • Use a scrotal support.
  • Limit your activity as directed by your doctor.
  • Apply a cold compress:
    • Wrap ice in a moist hand towel. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.
    • Apply for 20 minutes, 5 times a day, for the first few days.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.
  • Care for the surgical wound as directed by your doctor.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Twisted Testicle References
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