How is testicular torsion diagnosed?

Testicular torsion can usually be diagnosed by a urologist based on a physical examination, description of your symptoms, and your medical history. Due to the severity of the condition, a quick diagnosis is vital so the person does not lose his testicle. Occasionally, if a urologist is not available initially, scrotal ultrasonography with doppler signaling will be performed in order to determine the presence of blood flow within the testicular tissue.

An X-ray or tests beyond a physical examination will only be used if the patient has unusual symptoms. In that case, a urinalysis or an ultrasound to check blood flow to the area may also be done.

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