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Mumps Cause Orchitis
A viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (especially the parotid glands behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...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
Common Site: With the mumps virus (as well as similar viruses), the testes are a common site for inflammation. It is unknown why certain viruses effect certain parts of the body, but it may be due to the type of cells in the area and their function. There has been a dramatic increase in mumps orchitis seen in the past few years. This is most likely due to the increase in unvaccinated or poorly vacc. Males. ...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?
Yes: It can atrophy.Get a more detailed answer ›
How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?
The testicular tissue is destroyed by mumps orchitis. Now what is the treatment about it? N.B. Sperm count is 0% - 3%.
For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?
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
For bacterial orchitis, can anything be used effectively besides floroquinonlones or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?(allergy & reaction..) not uti, std,or mumps. Was tested.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare if ever: In the years before vaccines were available, teens and adults who suffered from mumps ran the risk of testis involvement and injury. For a few that meant sterility.It rarely if ever followed childhood mumps.Today, the broad use of vaccines in this country make the possibility remote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mumps & Fertility: The mumps virus infects the salivary and parotid glands in the mouth. About 20% of pubertal boys or men will also get a very painful mumps infection in the testicles, called mumps orchitis. The virus can destroy the testicular tissue leading to infertility and low testosterone levels. The mumps vaccine has been available since 1967 and is recommended for just about everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can cause INCREASED FLOW to left testicle BESIDES epidiymoorchitis or anything like that (mumps)? What can be other causes for this?
Varicocele: I presume you may mean a varicocele, which is noticed by many men as an increased cluster of blood vessels surrounding the left testis. Large varicoceles are often described as resembling "a bag of worms." I recommend you have an examination by your doctor to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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