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does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (not an sti or mumps) if left untreated? and would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Nitrofurantoin is a good antibiotics for uncomplicated UTI or as a chronic suppressor for recurrent UTI, not adequate for treating UTI-/STD-related epididymitis. Instead, using whatever can exert systemic effect such as quinolones, cephalospoins, aminoglycosides, etc. Detail? Ask Doc.
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Yes.: First line therapy for this is ceftriaxone plus doxycycline. Maybe you do not have bacterial epididymo-orchitis. What does your doc think?
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Depends: What bacteria, previous episodes, Host immunity, some other factors.
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