A 19-year-old male asked:
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diagnosed for epididymo-orchitis 2 weeks ago. i've completed the 5 days cefalexin antibiotic tablets. no pain now but mild swelling. can i masturbate?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No harm: Masturbation probably won't hurt anything. At your age (19) by far the most common causes of epididymitis are chlamydia and gonorrhea, although these aren't possible if not at risk for STDs (new sex partner etc). Cephalexin won't cure chlamydia and is borderline for gonorrhea, but might work on other bacteria that can cause this problem. Re-check with your doctor if any doubt about all this.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Not known to: Orchids and epididymitis are infections and typically are cured with antibiotics. Trying masturbation will not hurt. All the best.
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Not an issue : If you mean sterile that your sperm wont work or you wont have sperm. No chance of that
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No: Although you have to be pretty motivated to do so. Most pts with orchitis are too tender to masturbate!
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