Testicular Torsion

Delayed Diagnosis – Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion is a painful and serious condition that occurs when the vessel supplying the testicles with blood (the spermatic cord) gets twisted. It is the most common in teenage boys, between 13 and 17 years old and is rare in men over 30, but it can happen at any time. There is no real reason why it occurs, but it can happen after an injury to the testicles and boys who have had an undescended testicle as a small child are more at risk.

Left untreated, the blood flow to the testicle can be affected and sometimes the testicle will be so damaged that it needs to be removed. This will obviously have a longstanding impact for the patient, physically, and sometimes psychologically too.Testicular torsion needs speedy treatment, usually with surgery.

We have a register of experienced medical experts whom we can approach to comment upon the standard of care you/your child received whilst in hospital or even if your GP has failed to refer you/your child to hospital quickly enough.

We have male and female solicitors in our team who deal with cases like this on a regular basis and there is no need to be embarrassed. If you feel that you/your child has had a testicular torsion that has not been treated promptly, don’t delay – telephone us today and speak with one of our expert team on 01633 244233, email us on info@hevans.com, or fill in the form below and somebody will be in touch as soon as possible.