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How Long Does It Take For Orchitis To Heal
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
Here are some. ..: If Dx is correct and antibiotics is effective, you should feel better in 1-2 days and gradually resolve to almost no pain in 5-7 days, but the testicular induration and tenderness may linger for weeks or months with a wide variation among the infected men. But still remember some orchitis is not bacteria-related. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...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
How long will it take 500mg levaquin (levofloxacin) 1x day to start seeing noticeable improv. With a painful case of bacterial orchitis caused by UTI in left teste?
Antibiotics: The effect of antibiotics on the pain of infection takes three to five days ...Read more
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
Testicle discomfort usually comes from inflammation, not infection. Antibiotics are useful, but alone don't always help.
I suspect you have prostatitis as the cause. Prostatitis can refer pain to the testicles, penis, groin and more.
Increase water intake, reduce caffeine, begin nsaids (aleve) with food twice a day for two weeks. Hot soaks in a tub helps. F/u with md if not better in 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have orchitis; how long do I have to wait until I can resume working out? Can I do light weight light intensity exercise since the pain has lowed?
Here are some. ..: As long as you can tolerate the pain & ache, there has been no rigid rule to govern when and how to exercise. But, that if you really have orchitis or STD-related epididymitis - epididymoorchitis or intermittent torsion remains a sticky issue to watch and solve correctly. So, contact urologist to address such pertinent concern timely. ...Read more
How long after bacteriala orchitis will a testicle remain very hard? 2-3 weeks after orchitis, testicle is still 'hard"
See previous: Answers given by the great doctors on this site. See a urologist! ...Read more
Dx orchitis from trauma been on abx 6 days pain pills q6 still in a lot of pain. How long do I expect to be in pain?
Imaging?: Have you had an ultrasound to evaluate the testis.? If you still in severe pain I would advice you to return to the doctor and be reevaluated. ...Read more
For mumps doc suggested signoflam tablet for 10 days, 2 times a day. Now he got orchitis can he continue to take the same tablet till he feels better?
Testicle is still hard and slightly painful after antibiotics for isolated orchitis. Is this normal? How long can this go on for?
This will go on: Until you get off the computer and get to a urologist for examination, testicular ultrasound and therapy. You have asked this question to multiple physician and submitted multiple times. Please call for an exam. ...Read more
Assuming someone had a standard case of orchitis ONLY (bacterial) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?
Here are some. ..: Hi! Earl563, Past experience seems suggesting: Pursuing precision is your trait; that is good or bad. Current Q is hard to address because multiple variables are in the play, such as the extent of tissue affected, bacterial virulence, host individual defense mechanism, accuracy of diagnosis, and effectiveness of antibiotics used, etc. The answer could not be deduced because it doesn't fit practice ...Read more
Seem like after having orchitis & intermittent torsion, hydrocele has developed. Does infection/torsion induced go away quickly? Anythin I can take?
See doctor: You are 23.Intermittent torsion is usually in children &prepuberty but it is not impossible at 23.Reactionary hydrocele can be caused by epididimo-orchitis & in 20% of int. Torsion. In this cause the testis is often horizontal &epididymis anterior. If what you said was diagnosed by a doctor (not by you)the treatment is antibiotics &when infln. Subsides, orchiopexy on both sides. Wish you well. ...Read more
Assuming someone had a MODERATE case of orchitis ONLY (caused by bacteria) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?
If orchitis is taking a long time recover, can it damage the testicle, and lower testosterone lvl? If so how long it would be consider damaging?
See below: 2-3 days to notice some symptom improvement on antibiotics. If redness continues or is worse contact your doctor Discomfort will continue longer. Bedrest & scrotal elevation & intermittent ice pack will help. Complete resolution of firmness & swelling can take several months to resolve. It will not lower testosterone level. Best wishes for recovery. ...Read more
Could nitrofurantin fix orchitis over a LONG period? Was told it has "bad tissue penetration" but my urologist gave me 30 days for orchitis? Couldwork?
Here are some. ..: I answered this Q not long age. But I repeat. Nitrofurantoin is still a good antibiotics for uncomplicated acute UTI or chronic suppressing antibiotics for recurrent UTI after evaluation despite having been used for decades. So, use antibiotics with better tissue penetration such as flouroquinolone, cephalosporins, tetracyclines, etc. But using antibiotics for 30 days for orchitis is uncommon... ...Read more
I had serious epididymo-orchitis in May end. The medicines were over long back. However, it still pains at the top-back of testis. Ultrsnd showed pus.
Ask your doc...: Asking your treating doc would be best and fastest to get definite answer since the finding of any tests including scrotal US should be correlated with the ongoing clinical progress and evolution so to decide when and how to initiate intervention such as surgery to drain the pus (abscess). To enhance your effort to work with doc, peruse articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I have been taking cefuroxime for 3 wks for orchitis. My doctor gave me norfloxacin recently. Is it ok to take them together? Will it foster resistance?
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
How long after bacterial orchitis (will a testicle remain very hard? 2-3 weeks after infection, testicle is still 'hard". Not std. Infection gone.
Assuming the bacteria is unknown, which would be better to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin for bacterial orchitis not caused by an std?
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.) ...Read more
Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?
Here are some. ..: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. ...Read more
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 : (
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. ...Read more
DX w/ bacterial orchitis. Took doxy, & rocephin (ceftriaxone).didn't help. Can't take floroqinones (joints)or bactrim (allergic)Any other meds? Not std/ uti, was tested.
Have bacterial orchitis. Took doxy, & rocephin (ceftriaxone).No help. Can't take floroqinones (joints)or bactrim (allergic)Any other meds? Not an std, or uti, was tested.
Here are some. ..: Your condition needs to be reassessed by reviewing the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of pain, swelling, response to Rx over time + physical exam + imaging studies to make sure the Dx was correct as bacterial orchitis, not testicular torsion? . So, seek professional reevaluation & confirmation before jumping further. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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