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Is norfloxacin400mg twice/day enough for chronic orchitis? Cipro, ofloxacin & levofloxacin are ineffective after relapse & missed dose. Thanks very much!
Probably won't help: "Chronic orchitis" (or maybe epididymitis?) usually is not a standard bacterial infection; antibiotics usually don't help. If three different fluoroquinolone antibiotics have not helped, probably a fourth will make no difference. Get checked for other things, like tuberculosis, fungal infection, drug reaction, and testicular cancer. See a urologist or infectious diseases specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?
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
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
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
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
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
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 more
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
Does swelling come and go with orchitis? Swells when I sit or stand. Was diagnosed a week ago at er.
Orchitis: Are you on antibiotics? I would follow up with a urologist usually after 1 week of antibiotics the organ/area with an infection should be back to baseline so if you have persisting issues at this point you need further evaluation. ...Read more