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What is the definition or description of: congestive epididymal orchitis?

What is the definition or description of: congestive epididymal orchitis?

Obstruction : When there is obstruction to the flow of fluid from the epididymis such as after vasectomy or acute inflammation , there is congestion in the epididymis. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Congestive Epididymal Orchitis (Definition)

When there is obstruction to the flow of fluid from the epididymis such as after vasectomy or acute inflammation , there is ...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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Ithink i've congestive epididymal orchitis as i feelmy right epididymis is bigger and tender when touched.How it can b treated?No vasectomy. Unmarried

Ithink i've congestive epididymal orchitis as i feelmy right epididymis is bigger and tender when touched.How it can b treated?No vasectomy. Unmarried

Epididymo-orchitis: Most common cause of epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis is due to a bacterial infection. Urine analysis, culture and ultrasound are needed in this case. Less commonly it is due noninfectious from trauma, autoimmune disease, vasculitis or idiopathic. Treatment consists of scrotal elevation, rest from athletic activity and warm baths & nsaids. A urologist should be consulted for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Early orchitis. Will it eventually heal?

Early orchitis. Will it eventually heal?

Depends on cause: Mild cases sometimes resolve on own, but better to get checked and treated rather than prolong duration of painful symptoms. In boys may be due to mumps; in slightly older guys usually due to std that may also involve epididymis; later it can be bacterial std or a viral infection (or trauma). Antibiotics if bacterial; nsaids, support, cool compresses. ...Read more

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How does mumps cause orchitis?

How does mumps cause orchitis?

Infection: The virus infects the testicular tissue, causing damage.
This reaction often is very painful and can lead to fertility problems.Prevent the the risk by immunizations. ...Read more

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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Very rarely: There is not much published information on the exact percentage of patients with fertility problems after orchitis, but orchitis of only one testicle should not decrease fertility as long as the other testicle is normal. After orchitis of both testes, some reports say about 10% of men will have decreased fertility, and very rarely will a man become sterile. ...Read more

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How does one prevent orchitis?

How does one prevent orchitis?

Random mostly: Since orchitis is mostly from bacterial infection and is somewhat of arandom occurrence, there isn't much to do in the way of "prevention". If you are diabetic and more prone to infection, i would say that good diabetes control would be important in reducing infection risk in general. ...Read more

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Why won't my epididymo-orchitis clear up?

Why won't my epididymo-orchitis clear up?

May need more time: This condition is uncomfortable and can be difficult to get rid of. It often takes 3-6 weeks of antibiotics. If that hasn't worked, I would suggest a scrotal Ultrasound to look for other causes.
Good luck,
Dr. Long ...Read more

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Wondering why won't epididymo-orchitis clear up?

Wondering why won't epididymo-orchitis clear up?

May be...: Did you have a painful swelling testis which subsided after treatment? Now, you have lingering pain/ache. Or is your diagnosis just based on the in the testis? So, it's important to figure out what is the condition for you by analyzing the feature, degree, and progress of the pain and swelling over time and their sequence of event by expert so to deduce why it is hard to clear up.

Best wish... ...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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Can injuring the perineum lead to epipidmytis-orchitis?

Yes, depending: on location and severity of injury. But other causes are possible too, so ask your doctor for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How is orchitis prevented?

How is orchitis prevented?

Avoid Mumps. . .: Prevention of orchitis includes: being up-to-date on mumps vaccinations (mmr vaccine); avoiding std's (sexually transmitted diseases); and for a middle-aged or older man, keeping his prostate gland healthy. ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause infertility?

Can orchitis cause infertility?

Yes: Particularly mumps orchitis has been associated with sub-normal male fertility, but it is not all-or-nothing. Semen analysis is a very reliable measure for assesing whether harm has been doen. ...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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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 are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get orchitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get orchitis off and on?

Possibly, not likely: Infections are the most common reasons, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are sexually transmitted diseases (stds). There are very good tests for these. Very rarely recurrent orchitis is caused by a birth defect of the urinary tract - an abnormal connection of your "plumbing" for your urine. This link might be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002259/. ...Read more

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Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

No: Charles, Epididymitis and Orchitis have two primary causes: urinary bacteria and sexually transmitted bacteria. If you think you might have either epididymitis or orchitis, see your doctor to get checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling ?

Unclear...: Orchitis means inflammation or infection of the testes. It true, consider if you got mumps.

In fact, epididymitis (infection or inflammation around the testes_ is more common in young sexually active men like you. Besides, many other reasons may cause pain or ache in the sac. Professionals can help you differentiate what might have happened to you.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. Ed is definitely not related. ...Read more

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Does swelling come and go with orchitis? Swells when I sit or stand. Was diagnosed a week ago at er.

Orchitis: Are you on antibiotics? I would follow up with a urologist usually after 1 week of antibiotics the organ/area with an infection should be back to baseline so if you have persisting issues at this point you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is orchitis EASILY identifiables on an US? What does it look like on one? Like how can they tell? Are there colored spots on the testicl?Or what?

Not easy but possibl: I am not sure of your definition of "easy". It takes a technician some training to spot what to look for, & a doctor about 5 yrs of training. The best test is an exam by ur doctor in combo w/ blood tests. The ultrasound will detect somewhere between 70 to 90% of orchitis cases but it depends on the skill & training of whoever is moving the ultrasound probe. It does miss cases, especially when alon ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause fatigue?

Can orchitis cause fatigue?

Yes it can: Orchitis is an inflammation of the testicles due to the virus or bacteria. Common symptoms are: fever, nausea, pain and stress as a comorbidity fatigue is a good posibility. ...Read more

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Can bacteria that causes orchitis be in semen?

Can bacteria that causes orchitis be in semen?

Yes: Orchitis, inflammation of the testicles, usually results from the spread of infection from the epididymis, and under such circumstances it would not be unusual to see the causative agents appear in the semen, but it is the urine which is generally cultured, and under those circumstances those cultures may be positive. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to masterbate with epididymo-orchitis?

No, ...: Masturbation wouldn't affect general health even though epididymo-orchitis is healing as long as you're comfortable. Of note, most men would not potentially irritate their body while feeling discomfort. So, you decide, but still consult your local doc as needed. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What home treatments are available for orchitis or epidydimitis?

No home remedies: You need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. ...Read more

Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...Read more


Dr. Michael Pins
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Orchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of one or ...Read more