Munich (dpa) - If a child suffers from testicular pain he should be taken to a doctor - immediately. This is because the pain may have been caused by a dangerous twisting of the testicles around its own axis, a so-called torsion.
Parents should take their sons immediately to the doctor if the son suffers severe pain in the testicles. The Foundation for Child Health in Munich does not recommend wasting valuable time with cooling. Testicular torsion is an emergency that needs immediate surgery. This is because when the testicles are twisted; the channel with the blood vessels is tightened, blocking blood flow to the testicles. If the blood flow is cut off from the testicles for too long then the testicles may be permanently damaged.
It is recommended that one sees a doctor within four to six hours of the initial pain. After six hours the sperm-forming cells are killed. Waiting a little longer leads to the hormone-producing cells being killed too, after which the testicles must be removed. The affected party would then have to rely on hormone treatment for the rest of his life.
|I think it is mentioned because it was issued by The Foundation for Child Health in Munich. I am a man and I honestly never knew that testicular pain should be treated seriously, unless of course it persisted. We all have been hit in the groin from time to time as kids, but in my day we just got back up and played on. I do have to admit, that one friend did end up in a bad way for a few months and struggled even to jump around or run. Am now wondering if there was some permanent damage done there. For me, this article was informative, if more than a little too close to home, in more ways than one|
|This article has baffled me in so many ways; the content, the reasoning for it being on here...etc. Why is this article on here? I can see it being in some medical journal, but a top story in an online local newspaper - give me a break! I have a son, and if he had testicular pain, I'd take him to a doctor immediately anyway?! Where did the 'inspiration' from this article stem from? It is not something that I will remember nor do I want to!|
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