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The treatment for testicular torsion is surgery. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and you / your child would be asleep throughout the operation. A small cut will be made in the scrotum and the testicles would be checked and untwisted by the surgeon. The surgeon will then put stitches around the testicle to fix it in a normal position so it will not twist again in the future.
Children who have testicular torsion usually have an underlying abnormality that causes the testicles to rotate easily in the scrotum. This can occur to the other testicle as well. Therefore, the surgeon will place stitches in both the testicles to prevent any future twisting.
Thankfully, if this is caught early and treatment is given, the chances of a full recovery is very high.
After the surgery, the patient will be observed in the hospital for 1-2 days. Antibiotics will be given to prevent infection. Adequate pain killers will also be provided to reduce the pain from the surgery. The patient can usually go home within 2 days.
The doctors and nurses will teach the parent and the patient to take care of the wound. The patient will have to be absent from school for at least a week and avoid exercise for at least 1 month after the surgery.
The patient will need to come for follow-up review in the clinic for the doctors to check on your wound and the testicle.