You are right in your assessment that it is crucial to obtain a detailed patient history. A complete medical history can save someone’s life. Completing a medical history is a deeper study of the patient’s past, present, and future medical conditions. It also includes any possible long-term consequences. Testicular torsion should not be suspected if there are no anomalies found in the patient’s testicles or belly. Because the twisting spermatic cord blocks blood supply to testicles and causes swelling, it is known as testicular torsion. These are typical signs of scrotal edema, erythema, and touchable warmth (Ringdahl & Teague, 2006).
It can occur in any age but it’s more common for males aged 12-18 years (Ogunyemi 2021). Although this diagnosis may be close to what the patient is complaining of, more tests are needed to make a final determination. If the ultrasound results are negative, an ultrasound of the abdomen and a urine test will be performed to rule out a possible urinary tract infection. Once these tests have been completed and an accurate diagnosis has been made, patients will be admitted to surgery as soon as possible. The surgical separation of the testicle and scrotum can prevent recurring episodes or complications. However, the vast majority of patients require physical unwinding and resetting of their spermatic cords to relieve pain and improve blood flow. In general, I agree with you.