A 22-year-old male asked:
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would masturbation be good or bad while recovering from orchitis and epididymitis? my brother in law keeps saying it might help with swelling or pain

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Not known to: Orchids and epididymitis are infections and typically are cured with antibiotics. Trying masturbation will not hurt. All the best.
Answered on Jul 16, 2015
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Orchitis infection: unless you have a viral infection as the cause the antibiotic will help get rid of infection. Should not be harmful to masturbate.
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