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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

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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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Notice 1 testicle isn't anchored to scrotum; may have riped processus vagnalis, causing bell clapper. Should I go to ER? Currently treating orchitis.

Notice 1 testicle isn't anchored to scrotum; may have riped processus vagnalis, causing bell clapper. Should I go to ER? Currently treating orchitis.

See answer: Primary reason to go to ER would be a worsening of your current "orchitis" symptoms. If not yet done, you should make an appt with a urologist for accurate diagnosis. Sometimes an "acute testicular torsion" requiring immediate surgery is misdiagnosed as "orchitis" leading to shrinkage of testicle and loss of function. Bell-clapper anatomy occurs at birth and a "ripped" tunica vaginalis not likely ...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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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Anti inflammatory: Signoflam is an antiinflammatory its not an antiviral medication. Mmps is caused by a virus. You will not stop the progression of the disease with any medication. The signoflam will only help with the pain from swelling or with fever. ...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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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