A a very serious condition that occurs when the testicle twists in the scrotum, causing the blood vessels in the spermatic cord to twist shut. The three most common types of testicular torsion are called intravaginal and supravaginal torsion (having nothing to do with a partner’s vagina), and mesorchial torsion. The potential for torsion is created when the testicle is not properly anchored in the scrotum. If emergency surgery is not performed within four to six hours, it is quite possible the testicle will be lost. This is why any sudden or acute pain in the testicles that lasts for more than ten minutes should result in an immediate trip to the emergency room. The same is true for an excruciating pain that appears for a few minutes and then suddenly stops. Don’t take a wait-and-see attitude, as it might be too late if you gambled incorrectly. Testicular torsion happens more often in teenagers, but adult males can get it as well.