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Testicular torsion is the painful twisting of the testicle (ball). The twist cuts off the blood supply of the testicle.
This is an emergency. If left for more than 6 hours the testicle will die.
Most common in new born babies and 11 to 18 year olds however, testicular torsion affects 1 in 800 men, and it can happen at any age.
Testicular torsion usually presents itself with pain around your ball. The pain is usually strong and severe and it may seem to move into your lower abdomen or groin. It might make you want to vomit and it may even hurt when you are resting.
trong ongoing ball pain? bdomen (tummy) pains? omiting or nausea? ven aching during rest?
If you feel pain, don't panic! It may not be torsion, but to be safe, read below and take the appropriate course of action!
Visit Testicular Torsion (testicularhealth.info) for more information.