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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have bacterial orchitis not caused by an std. anything i can take besides fluroquinolones and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)? that will effectively work? please help me :(

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
See urologist or ID: Presumably tested for STDs? Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the most common causes of epididymitis or orchitis at your age. If diagnosis of non-STD bacterial infection is correct, treatment depends on which antibiotics are active against that bacteria. Usually Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or a quinolone would work, but not always. Check for TB, testicular cancer. Discuss w/ urologist or an infectious diseases specialist.

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