Male fertility is a difficult condition to handle, because not just does it hamper a couple’s chances of conception, it also hurts the male ego. Of the many types and causes of male infertility that we have been throwing light on, one complicated and painful condition that could possibly be responsible for infertility is testicular torsion.
Understanding This Condition
When a testicle rotates inside the scrotum it twists the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum, compromising the blood supply. The reduced blood flow causes sudden and often severe pain and swelling, requiring immediate medical intervention.
What Happens After A Testicular Torsion?
If treated promptly, the testicle can be saved, but if the blood supply has been interrupted for more than 6 hours, it might result in permanent damage of the testicle to the extent that it might have to be removed surgically. It is not a very common condition, developing in 1 out of every 4,000 men below the age of 25.
If the torsion leads to obstruction in blood supply, the testis will die. That will trigger the pituitary hormones that regulate the testes to increase and stimulate the remaining healthy testis, compensating for the dead testicle, by making more sperm and testosterone, resulting in regaining the normal sperm count and be fertile still.
The After Effects Of Testicular Torsion
Unfortunately, testicular torsion, most often than not, can lead to reduced fertility or infertility too.
In close to 1/3 of cases, there is a reduction in sperm count below normal after suffering torsion, disabling a man to father a child. The damaged testicles could rupture and release sperm into a man’s circulation, completely disappearing from where it is supposed to be. According to research, that immune cells in the blood have the potential to make anti-sperm antibodies, that possibly trigger abnormal immune response that might hamper fertility in a few men who experience torsion.
We at Vinn Hospitals can help you assess your fertility by getting a semen analysis done at our Diagnostic Centre. We also have a specialist in counseling to help you overcome the stress and anxiety that comes along with not being able to conceive. We are one of the most trusted and reliable hospitals that provide fertility related services in Hyderabad. You can Book an Appointment or visit our Hospital directly to begin the journey of healing.
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