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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Orchitis, inflammation of the testicles, usually results from the spread of infection from the epididymis, and under such circumstances it would not be unusual to see the causative agents appear in the semen, but it is the urine which is generally cultured, and under those circumstances those cultures may be positive. ...Read more
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. Best wish... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
NOT usually: Prostatitis (infection/inflammation of prostate) can cause a dramatic increase in psa (prostate specific antigen). Sometimes orchitis (inflammation of testicle=orchid?) is associated with prostatitis so psa could be elevated because of the possible spread of infection but if orchitis is the only diagnosis then psa should be normal. Hope he is better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely, but...: Unlikely but If it lasted long enough and caused enough damage and resultant changes in hormone levels. You could prove this via lab work with DHEAS, Testosterone and estradiol levels. It would also be somewhat dependent on your age and length of time that you had the condition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,...: A hit at most means a contusion, which results in tissue bruise, and in turn, it will heal up without consequence. For a man of 39, i would still concern about possible std-related epididymitis if any. So, collect the feature-degree and progress of pain over time, and bring those to see doc timely for analysis, physicals, possible tests... So to deduce DX for proposing rx. Best wish... ...Read more
Here are some ...: A very minor hit to testis would not cause inflammation or infection of epididymis / testis; instead, such a hit may help you bring attention to the already existing epididymitis / orchitis by inducing discomfort. Thereby, you glued your focus on such incidentally induced ache... So, see urologist for more history, physicals, and possible tests so to verify possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. ...Read more
No: Not likely. Probably temporary event, should resolve as treatment and healing progresses. ...Read more
Assuming someone had a standard case of orchitis ONLY ( bacterial) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?
Here are some ...: Hi! Earl563, Past experience seems suggesting: Pursuing precision is your trait; that is good or bad. Current Q is hard to address because multiple variables are in the play, such as the extent of tissue affected, bacterial virulence, host individual defense mechanism, accuracy of diagnosis, and effectiveness of antibiotics used, etc. The answer could not be deduced because it doesn't fit practice ...Read more
Can epididymo-orchitis cause the affected testicle to temporarily get smaller, ride higher - particularly when tired or after hot shower, etc?
Hypothetically, how often will chronic orchitis cause infertility? Hypothetically, what are the sequelae of orchitis/chronic orchitis? Just wondering.
Here's some..: Inflammatory diseases of testes may not only damage cells for sperm formation which is usually recoverable, but cause the blockage of sperm transportation tube. Together, male fertility will be negatively affected. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more