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Best Orchitis Treatment
Uncertain, ...: Orchitis occurs as STD- or UTI-related epididymitis advances and extends, that is, epididymo-orchitis, or as accompanying infection in mumps, that is, mumps orchitis, usually in young age. Its resolution to "heal" depends on the timing & effectiveness of treatment and the virulence of bacteria + personal immunity, etc. In general, it may take 4-20 weeks to optimize its healing, but clinically, ... ...Read more
Nope: I can't imagine this would help. It might help reduce pain and other symptoms, but that's all. ...Read more
Both testicles hard and hurt when squeezed gently. I finished treatment for epididymo-orchitis a week ago.
The testicular tissue is destroyed by mumps orchitis. Now what is the treatment about it? N.B. Sperm count is 0% - 3%.
Hard, slightly swollen testicles a week after finishing treatment for epididymo-orchitis. Ultrasound tomorrow, what could this be ?
could be improving: This disease gets better slowly. They want to rescan to make sure it does not look worse. If you pain is getting better... Then hopefully they will see reduction in swelling and other findings. If not they will change treatment. ...Read more
Generally Antibiotic: Orchitis is a painful infection of the testes that may result from infections such as mumps (particularly in adolescents), or sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia. It may also be caused by viruses. Your doctor can determine the cause of orchitis, and will prescribe an antibiotic, as well as pain control. ...Read more
No home remedies: You need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Clinically, from epididymitis to epididymo-orchitis is a process of full spectrum, usually resulting from the extension of bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis to epididymis then to testis if Rx doesn't effectively take place. How soon may a "cure" occur? That would depend on how the bacterial virulence and the degree of infection / inflammation, and antibiotic effectiveness. So, ask Doc timely ...Read more
Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?
Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?
See below: Before culture results:One injection in muscle of 250-500mg ceftrioxone+azithromyci 1gm by mouth(or doxycycline 100mg 2Xdaily for 1-2wks) In men older than 35 with recent instrumentation or UTI and no suspicion of STD:Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more
Can nitrofurantoin cure orchitis over a LONG period?Was told it has "bad tissue penetration" but my urologist gave me 30 days for orchitis?couldwork?
Again: Nitrofurantoin ,as I commented on another doctor's answer to your question,is not a first choice for orchitis because of very poor tissue penetration.It is more used for uncomplicated UTIs or UTI prophylaxis.You previously asked if it is better to take ciprofloxacin.Again,the answer is "yes". ...Read more
STD-related...?: Fact: all rx for epididymitis or prostatitis is indirect-evidevce-based from continual collection/analysis of available experience because either organ is not directly accessible, especially epididymis. So, demographic info plays key role in deciding which antibiotics to use. Then, focusing on std-related epididymitis is logical. Isolated orchitis is rare, but in being mumps-related. So, how? Ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you've already been treated for orchitis by antibiotics, what other treatment is there available?
Depends: Orchitis typically refers to infection of the testicle and antibiotics are used to treat such infections. Sometimes a prolonged course of antibiotics (2-4 weeks) is needed to clear a serious infection. Orchialgia or testicular pain may persist after treatment of orchitis and is treated with Ibuprofen and tight fitting underwear or jock strap. See your doctor if you aren't feeling better. ...Read more
Ultrasound first: First you have to diagnose the cause of orchitis. I would first order a trsticular ultrasound . If caused by hyrocoele or varicocoele, then can be surgically removed. If it is caused by testicular cancer, that would require removing the testes and radiation with sometimes estrogen hormone treatment. If ultrasound negative, it could be inhumanly hernia requiring surgery. Other cause is groin strain. ...Read more