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Can testicular torsion cause infertility?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/07/2022

Testicular torsion refers to the twisting of the spermatic cord that supports the testicle due to a blow or bad maneuver, for example when riding a bicycle. The consequence of this is inflammation and interruption of the blood supply to the testicle. Therefore, it can lead to serious problems if not corrected immediately, even to the loss of the testicle.

It should be noted that spermatogenesis is interrupted in the testicle after 4 to 6 hours with no blood flow.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.