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Orchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of one or ...Read more


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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.

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

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For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?

For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for most cases: A 2 week course of cipro for bacterial non-std orchitis should be highly effective. Antibiotics prescribed will depend on the patient age and underlying cause of the bacterial infection. Antibiotics commonly used may include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ceftriaxone (Rocephin - only IV or IM), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), or azithromycin (Zithromax). ...Read more

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What is orchitis?

What is orchitis?

Testicle infection: Infection of the testicle. Potential causes include sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia) or viral infections (e.g. Mumps). ...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

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Do a lot of people get orchitis?

Do a lot of people get orchitis?

Testes infix: It is a common condition usually easily treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for orchitis?

Ultrasound, microscop: Ultrasound, palpating of testes, microscopic exam of penile discharge of there is one. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of orchitis?

What are the symptoms of orchitis?

Pain and swelling: A painful, swollen testicle, often red and tender, sometimes accompanied by fever, chills and systemic illness. ...Read more

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How long does it take orchitis to heal?

How long does it take orchitis to heal?

Weeks: A true infectious or traumatic orchitis can take 4-6 weeks for swelling to resolve and discomfort to end. ...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 long does the pain of orchitis last?

How long does the pain of orchitis last?

Testicle Pain: 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

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How long does orchitis take to get better?

How long does orchitis take to get better?

Orchitis: This varies with the severity of the orchitis, but it is generally significantly improved after 2 weeks of appropriate antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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How long does it take for orchitis to disappear?

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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

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Do lots of people get orchitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get orchitis, or is it unusual?

Not common by itself: Mumps orchitis is probably best known form. Now fortunately rare due to childhood vaccinations. Epididymo-orchitis is not unusual and due to either bacteria traveling from the urinary tract, or due to a viral infection. Traumatic orchitis can also result from a blow or injury to the testes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How is epididymo-orchitis treated mostly?

How is epididymo-orchitis treated mostly?

Antibiotivs or surge: If it is caused by sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhea, antibiotics and also treat sexual partner /partners. No sex until after treatment. If chronic condition from previous untreated std's and scarring, may require surgical removal. If chronic infections, epidydiectomy and possible orchiectomy may have to be done. ...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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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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Is orchitis an std?

Is orchitis an std?

Orchitis is...: ...Inflamation of the testicles. It commonly can be from a viral or bacterial infection, and sometimes, but not always, involves something transmitted sexually. I saw a kid with orchitis this week...It was mumps. ...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?

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