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what are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
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Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
EPIDIDYMITIS: Infections of the testis, epididymis and both. They can be bacterial, viral or simply sterile inflammation. They can be acute or chronic.
Answered on Sep 18, 2019

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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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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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