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Dr. Michael Pins
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Orchitis (Overview)

Inflammation of one or both of the testicles.


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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

Dr. Michael Pins
170 doctors shared insights

Orchitis (Overview)

Inflammation of one or both of the testicles.


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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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Can a male manifest signs of epidymis-orchitis or chlamydia or gonorrhea 10 years after the sexual contact?

Can a male manifest signs of epidymis-orchitis or chlamydia or gonorrhea 10 years after the sexual contact?

Yes, however...: The long term sequelae of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and infections of the testicle and epididymis are different from the signs and symptoms of acute infection. Active infection is characterized by urinary pain and urethral discharge. There may also be no symptoms. Long term, there is risk of urethral stricture disease, infertility, and atrophy of the infected epididymis or testicle. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosis orchitis& hydrocele few weeks ago. Got better, but now I have ab/testicular discomfort w/ nausea. Should I head to ER?

Doctor diagnosis orchitis& hydrocele few weeks ago. Got better, but now I have ab/testicular discomfort w/ nausea. Should I head to ER?

Testis pain: At your age, torsion of the testicle has to be ruled. You could be having intermittent torsion. A Doppler scrotal U/S should help make the diagnosis. If you can't be seen by your doctor ASAP , go to the ER. ...Read more

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Lack of sensation when mastubrating and ejaculating, since being diagnosed with orchitis in Nov 2012. Blood test, ultrasound are normal though.

Lack of sensation when mastubrating and ejaculating, since being diagnosed with orchitis in Nov 2012. Blood test, ultrasound are normal though.

See urologist...: You need to collect the onset, degree, & progress of the symptoms with the sequence of events over time, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more Hx, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing possible Rx. The complexity of your concern is beyond 400-letter space can address. Besides, looking into if the Dx of orchitis was correct and based on what will be worthwhile ...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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Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, how to know?

Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, how to know?

Here are some ...: In experienced professional mind, awareness, & alert, a detailed history pertaining to the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain in association with possible voiding Sx plus physicals & timely tests such as urinalysis with/without scrotal US will be reasonably easy to pinpoint their diagnoses. In fact, most times, imaging studies are not practically needed despite its ...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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Which course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or any quinolone prescription would really help treat infection/ orchitis painful since 1 year, after now3months unresponsive doxycycline?

Which course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or any quinolone prescription would really help treat infection/ orchitis painful since 1 year, after now3months unresponsive doxycycline?

Levifloxacin: Levofloxacin 500mg po daily. However if urine culture negative and duration >1 year, one needs to ensure there is not a more concerning process. Has a scrotal ultrasound been performed? Have hernias been ruled out? What other things have been tried than antibiotics...Motrin, ice, scrotal support? ...Read more