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Tortion of Testicles

  I'm interesred in information about infant Torsion of a Testicle. The latter affects of removal of a testicle.
Dear Dana,
Testicular torsion is a condition in which the testicles rotate around in the scrotum due to a congenital variation.  This results in twisting of the blood supply.  This in tern causes pain, swelling and redness of the scrotum, and if untreated, testicular necrosis (death of the testicle).
The treatment usually depends upon the time of presentation.  If diagnosed early enough, the testicles are de-rotated surgically and sutured within the scrotum to prevent future torsion. In infant torsion, often both the testes are so treated. If diagnosed beyond about 8 hours after the twist occurs, the testis becomes dead and may need to be removed.
If at least one testis is functioning, the current feeling is that fertility and male hormone production should not be affected.
Hope this answers your question.
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