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Is norfloxacin400mg twice/day enough for chronic orchitis? Cipro, ofloxacin & levofloxacin are ineffective after relapse & missed dose. Thanks very much!

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

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Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Will 500mg of levaquin (levofloxacin) daily for 14 days prescribed for orchitis cure gonorrhea bacteria if it is present as well?

Probably not: Gonorrhea has become a very resistant bacterial infection and has mutated so as to be unaffected by almost all antibiotics. The most currently promising antibiotic now used is ceftriaxone. Consult with an infectious disease specialist or std specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Assuming the bacteria is unknown, which would be better to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin for bacterial orchitis not caused by an std?

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

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What are the tests for orchitis?

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 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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Can orchitis cause infertility?

Can orchitis cause infertility?

Yes: Particularly mumps orchitis has been associated with sub-normal male fertility, but it is not all-or-nothing. Semen analysis is a very reliable measure for assesing whether harm has been doen. ...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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How long it takes to heal orchitis after treatment?

How long it takes to heal orchitis after treatment?

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

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What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

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 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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Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

Can with holding ejaculations cause epididmytis-orchitis?

No: Charles, Epididymitis and Orchitis have two primary causes: urinary bacteria and sexually transmitted bacteria. If you think you might have either epididymitis or orchitis, see your doctor to get checked out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling?

Can orchitis problem effect my digestion or cause drooling?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: congestive epididymal orchitis?

Obstruction: When there is obstruction to the flow of fluid from the epididymis such as after vasectomy or acute inflammation, there is congestion in the epididymis. ...Read more

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Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

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

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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