Testicular Torsion Solicitors

A twisted testicle, more accurately described as testicular torsion is a painful experience but the effects can be long lasting if medical treatment is not administered as quickly as possible. If may be possible to make a medical negligence claim.

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord twists cutting off the testicle’s blood supply. This condition mainly affects teenagers but sometimes occurs up to the age of 30. The main symptom is rapid onset of pain in the testicle and swelling of the scrotum. It is important to seek urgent treatment because if the blood supply is cut off from the testicle for too long then the testicle may be permanently damaged.

Diagnosis can usually be made on the basis of the history of the symptoms and a physical examination. A Doppler scan can also assist in making the diagnosis. Surgery is required to untwist the testicle. The surgeon will also tether the testicle to the scrotum to prevent the risk of torsion occurring again. If treated within 6 hours there is a high chance of saving the testicle. If left for longer than 24 hours there is little chance of saving it.

For confidential advice on how to make a medical negligence claim for diagnosis and treatment errors contact us on 0113 284 5000 or email clinneg@isonharrison.co.uk.