Prehn's sign


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Prehn's sign

(prānz, prēnz)
[D. T. Prehn, 20th-cent U.S. physician]
A decrease in scrotal pain with elevation of the testicle. It is a physical finding in patients with epididymitis and testicular torsion.
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The Prehn's sign is negative: "Lifting and holding the testis does not alleviate the pain.
The cremasteric reflex is usually intact and the Prehn's sign is positive.
A negative Prehn's sign, a high-riding testicle and loss of the cremasteric reflex might help in differentiation.