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Testicle infection

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No: Unhealthy for you in terms of making the inflammation more and your partner in getting the virus/bacteria from you . Hence it is good to follow absti... Read More
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Might hurt too much.: And maybe your partner won't allow it, but unless the infection was due to a sexually transmitted disease this is not likely to be of any consequence.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It can take a few wk: At your age (21), this is usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, sometimes non-STD urinary tract infection, rarely tuberculosis. Your treatment was ex... Read More
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Healing orchitis: Glad to hear it isn't hurting anymore. Has an additional ultrasound been done recently? Best to follow up with your PCP and urologist to make sure hea... Read More
Dr. Emerson Knight
Urology 48 years experience
Consider ultrasound : If you had orchitis sometimes takes weeks for hardness to resolve after treatment but I would recommend a testicular ultrasound especially if between ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Rare occurrence : Generally, mild blunt testicular trauma does not cause an infection. Most men at some time or another will experience this type of injury, which cause... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No,: trauma generally won't cause an infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The pattern of tissue changes after bacterial orchitis may widely vary among individual and reflecting bacterial virulence and host immune defense abi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Let me reassure you: I think this is the third time I've seen your question. I'm sorry about your testis. Leydig cells are extremely hard to destroy, though the rest of th... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Possibly: it depends on the cause of the atrophy: infection, trauma, congenital, from torsion, herniation???-Atrophy refers to shrinkage of the organ itself:it ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Possible ...: The destructive effect onto different cellular lines from inflammation (orchitis) may widely vary so the degree of resultant damage to different lines... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Usually die : After a viral infection most of the time Leydig cells die or atrophy and become nonfunctional in that testicle. There always the rare occasions when... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
? not infection: Testicular atrophy after an infection is not likely unless you have mumps orchitis. Testicular torsion incorrectly diagnosed as infection is more like... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Testes: If only one testis is atrophied you might still have reasonable testosterone in the other testis. Have your doctor measure your testosterone level/

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