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How long it takes to heal orchitis after treatment?

How long it takes to heal orchitis after 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

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What is the treatment for congestive epididymal orchitis?

What is the treatment for congestive epididymal orchitis?

Mutiple treatments: This can be treated with a combination of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, routine ejaculation, cold packs, rest, and scrotal support. ...Read more

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Both testicles hard and hurt when squeezed gently. I finished treatment for epididymo-orchitis a week ago.

Both testicles hard and hurt when squeezed gently. I finished treatment for epididymo-orchitis a week ago.

orchitis: Sounds like symptoms commonly seen with orchitis. It take time for the swelling/edema to subside. Give it time and it should improve. ...Read more

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Hard, slightly swollen testicles a week after finishing treatment for epididymo-orchitis. Ultrasound tomorrow, what could this be ?

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

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What are treatments for orchitis?

What are treatments for orchitis?

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

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Why is my epididymo-orchitis taking so long to cure?

Why is my epididymo-orchitis taking so long to cure?

Epididymoorchitis: typically, it takes quite a while for epididymoorchitis to resolve. It often takes up to six weeks of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have epididymo orchitis.how long does it takes to cure?

What to do if I have epididymo orchitis.how long does it takes to cure?

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

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Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?

Aside from ciprofloxacin, what is the next best quinolone for cases of bacterial orchitis that cipro may not cover the bacteria?

Levaquin (levofloxacin): or dual antibiotic coverage. You may also need anti inflammatory medication.- these infections take 10-14 days to resolve: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) IS the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Probably not: Gonorrhea has become a very resistant bacterial infection and has mutated so as to be unaffected by almost all antibiotics. The most currently promising antibiotic now used is ceftriaxone. Consult with an infectious disease specialist or std specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for a bacterial infection with epididymitis orchitis?

What is the best antibiotic for a bacterial infection with epididymitis orchitis?

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

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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?

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

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Besides antibiotics, what other treatment is there for orchitis?

Besides antibiotics, what other treatment is there for orchitis?

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 more

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If you've already been treated for orchitis by antibiotics, what other treatment is there available?

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

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How can I manage orchitis pain?

How can I manage orchitis pain?

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