Testicular Torsion Symptoms, Causes & More

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Causes of Testicular Torsion

Some males are born with an anatomical anomaly in which the testicles aren't correctly attached. This may allow the testicles to twist out of place spontaneously.7Testicular Torsion By Patrick J. Shenot, et al. ‘Testicular Torsion - Genitourinary Disorders.’ Merck Manuals Professional Edition, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/penile-and-scrotal-disorders/testicular-torsion

An injury to the scrotum that results in swelling may cause testicular torsion.4‘Testicular Torsion.’ Mount Sinai Health System, www.mountsinai.org/health-library/diseases-conditions/testicular-torsion The condition may also develop a few hours after a person engages in strenuous activity. Sometimes, testicular torsion takes place while the person is sleeping. Some research indicates cold temperatures and rapid testicle growth during puberty may play a role in testicular torsion.5‘Testicular Torsion.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 4 Apr. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-torsion/symptoms-causes/syc-20378270

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