Testing & Diagnosis for Testicular Torsion in Children

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Contact the Department of Urology

  • 1-617-355-7796

How will my physician diagnose testicular torsion?

Parents who suspect their son has testicular torsion should seek emergency medical assistance immediately.

  • Emergency room personnel usually consult a pediatric urologist who will make a diagnosis based on a physical examination and your child's medical history.

  • Your son may also have a scrotal ultrasound exam to help determine whether blood is still flowing to the testicle, since other conditions can mimic testicular torsion.

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