A 21-year-old male asked:
How long after bacterial orchitis ( will a testicle remain very hard? 2-3 weeks after infection, testicle is still 'hard" .not std. infection gone.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Urology 40 years experience
6-8 weeks: The "hardness" last much longer than the pain. The return to normal can be shortened by taking an NSAID like ibuprofen or aspirin on a scheduled basis and moist heat to reduce the inflammation which accounts for most of the firmness.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2015
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