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Dr. Michael Pins
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Orchitis (Definition)

Orchitis is a condition in which one or both testicles are swollen. It can be caused by ...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