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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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Orchitis (Definition)

Inflammation of one or ...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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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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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 cause fatigue?

Can orchitis cause fatigue?

Yes it can: Orchitis is an inflammation of the testicles due to the virus or bacteria. Common symptoms are: fever, nausea, pain and stress as a comorbidity fatigue is a good posibility. ...Read more

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Can bacteria that causes orchitis be in semen?

Can bacteria that causes orchitis be in semen?

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

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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. Best wish... ...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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Can orchitis cause raised psa?

Can orchitis cause raised psa?

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 more

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Can orchitis cause someone to develop gynecomastia?

Can orchitis cause someone to develop gynecomastia?

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 more

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Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

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 more

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Could a very minor hit to the testis cause epidymits orchitis?

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

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Could a very minor hit to the testis cause epidymitis orchitis?

Could a very minor hit to the testis cause epidymitis orchitis?

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

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Can orchitis cause low testerone & reduce sex drive?

Can orchitis cause low testerone & reduce sex drive?

No: Not likely. Probably temporary event, should resolve as treatment and healing progresses. ...Read more

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Assuming someone had a standard case of orchitis ONLY ( bacterial) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?

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

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Can epididymo-orchitis cause the affected testicle to temporarily get smaller, ride higher - particularly when tired or after hot shower, etc?

Can epididymo-orchitis  cause the affected testicle to temporarily get smaller, ride higher - particularly when tired or after hot shower, etc?

Possible : Epididymitis usually causes pain and swelling but can cause firmness it is usually treated with antibiotics if it does not improve a visit with a urologist and an ultrasound may be indicated. ...Read more

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Hypothetically, how often will chronic orchitis cause infertility? Hypothetically, what are the sequelae of orchitis/chronic orchitis? Just wondering.

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

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In MOST cases of bacterial orchitis that causes ATROPHY what cells are destroyed by the infection? Are the leydig cells first affected or what?

In MOST cases of bacterial orchitis that causes ATROPHY what cells are destroyed by the infection? Are the leydig cells first affected or what?

Sperm analysis : Most cases of bacterial orchitis don't result in atrophy or infertility when treatment is adequate & timely. If you have concerns, I would recommend getting a sperm analysis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can bacterial orchitis left untreated cause scar tissue on that tissue that would make it appear fairly larger (width not length)?

Can bacterial orchitis left untreated cause scar tissue on that tissue that would make it appear fairly larger (width not length)?

Yes: A simple ultrasound of the area will help. You may have hydrocele, hernia, varicocele or combinations. Okay to get in for evaluation with your doc. Okay to take a friend or family with you and ask for the Ultrasound. Very likely this is treatable. Be well. ...Read more