Sudden and severe testicular pain is usually one of the immediate symptoms of twisted testicles. The testicle may become enlarged, tender and swollen as well. Other symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- A testicle at an unusual angle
- A testicle that is higher than normal
- Nausea and vomiting
Our doctors conduct a physical exam of the scrotum, abdomen and groin areas to diagnose the condition. If the physical exam indicates testicular torsion and the pain is severe, lasting for several hours, immediate surgery will occur to save the testicle. If the pain is less severe, we may also do a urine test to check for infection and an ultrasound to check blood flow to the testicle and to rule out other potential medical conditions.
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