A member asked:

Assuming the bacteria is unknown, which would be better to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin for bacterial orchitis not caused by an std?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Not much difference: Slight nod to levofloxacin, but they cover pretty much the same bacteria. Most non-STD epididymitis at your age is not bacterial, so antibiotics may not help. How certain is the diagnosis? If you just have testicular pain without obvious enlargement or tenderness, I would be suspicious you don't have true epididymitis. Maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome? (Google it, excellent Wikipedia article.)

Answered 3/26/2018



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