Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Overcome Male Infertility -- How Conventional Surgery helps to Treat Torsion

As we mentioned in previous article, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time, it is the first treatment for a couple who for what ever reason cam not conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to full term. With the advance of medical technology, some infertility caused by structure problem can be corrected through surgery. In this article, we will discuss how conventional surgery helps to treat torsion.

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I. Definition
Torsion is a condition of testicle injure that causes the testicle to twist away to protect itself inside the scrotum. It can be corrected by surgery and must be differentiated from other complaints of testicular pain because any delay of treatment can cause loss of the testicle. If the condition is left untreated for too long, it may cause shrinking of the test, leading to low sperm count or semen with no sperm.

II. How conventional surgery helps to treat torsion
The surgery is required using local anaesthesia in the effected area. With a small incision made to the scrotum, the effected testicle is brought out while and the cord is untwisted then it is observed to see if the blood flow is return by examining it's normal colour. If not, then the testicle is damage and it must be removed. Otherwise, the testicle is secured to the scrotum with some stitches. You may need a scrotal suspensor, if your doctor suggests.
Even though there is no follow up required, but it is for your benefit to check your testicle yourself for the period of 6 hour period after surgery to see if the blood is return, in order to prevent permanent damage.

III. Side effects
1. Although, it is rare, it may happen. The unsuccessful surgery for securing may causes the testicle to twist again.
2. Blood may be collected in the scrotum after the surgery as resulting of surgery or blood flow.

IV. Risks
1. Risk of infection
2. Swelling because of blood flow
3. Pain
It can be reduced by taking some pain reliever

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