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Dr. Holly Maes
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Viral Culture Shows Human Papilloma Virus (Definition)

Human papillomavirus (also called hpv) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (sti). There are more than 40 hpv types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. Hpv can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with hpv do not even ...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 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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Will orchitis cause sterility?

Will orchitis cause sterility?

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 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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Why won't my epididymo-orchitis clear up?

Why won't my epididymo-orchitis clear up?

May need more time: This condition is uncomfortable and can be difficult to get rid of. It often takes 3-6 weeks of antibiotics. If that hasn't worked, I would suggest a scrotal Ultrasound to look for other causes. Good luck, Dr. Long ...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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Wondering why won't epididymo-orchitis clear up?

Wondering why won't epididymo-orchitis clear up?

May be...: Did you have a painful swelling testis which subsided after treatment? Now, you have lingering pain/ache. Or is your diagnosis just based on the in the testis? So, it's important to figure out what is the condition for you by analyzing the feature, degree, and progress of the pain and swelling over time and their sequence of event by expert so to deduce why it is hard to clear up. Best wish... ...Read more

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Why is my epididymo-orchitis taking so long to cure?

Why is my epididymo-orchitis taking so long to cure?

Epididymoorchitis: typically, it takes quite a while for epididymoorchitis to resolve. It often takes up to six weeks of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Can injuring the perineum lead to epipidmytis-orchitis?

Yes, depending: on location and severity of injury. But other causes are possible too, so ask your doctor for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take orchitis swelling to go down?

How long does it typically take orchitis swelling to go down?

Epididymo-orchitis: It may take a week or longer for orchitis swelling to go down after appropriate therapy. Pain usually resolves in few days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have epididymo orchitis.how long does it takes to cure?

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Here are some ...: Clinically, from epididymitis to epididymo-orchitis is a process of full spectrum, usually resulting from the extension of bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis to epididymis then to testis if Rx doesn't effectively take place. How soon may a "cure" occur? That would depend on how the bacterial virulence and the degree of infection / inflammation, and antibiotic effectiveness. So, ask Doc timely ...Read more

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The swelling from my orchitis hasn't gone down and it's been 8 months, what can I do?

Urology evaluation: If a person's symptoms from orchitis don't resolve, his urologist can re-evaluate to be sure there is not ongoing or recurrent inflammation. Occasionally, a person can have a testicular tumor growing coincidentally after a case of orchitis, so an ultrasound scan may be needed to rule out a tumor inside a testicle, if one testicle remains larger than the other one. ...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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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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Is orchitis an std?

Is orchitis an std?

Orchitis is...: ...Inflamation of the testicles. It commonly can be from a viral or bacterial infection, and sometimes, but not always, involves something transmitted sexually. I saw a kid with orchitis this week...It was mumps. ...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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Congenital Viral Infection (Definition)

infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more


Csf Viral Pathogen Pcr (Definition)

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid or spinal fluid) PCR (polymerase chain reaction) viral pathogen is a lab test to look for fragments of the more common viruses that tend to infect the CSF. A positive test result suggests infection (meningitis in this ...Read more