Can bacterial orchitis cause testicular atrophy? Or is that only mumps?

Orchitis. Bacteriall epididymoorchitis generally does not cause testicular atrophy or fertility issues.
Here are some ... Either mumps or bacterial orchitis will result in testicular atrophy but in different ways. For unknown reason, mumps usually affects the whole testis leading to its detrimental effects to whole testis; bacterial orchitis is uncommon but usually from the extension of bacterial UTI to bacterial epididymitis so usually involving just a part of testis but responding well to antibiotic Rx so less...

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Is it possible fathering after left testicular atrophy after mumps. Teatis size reduced to 3 cubic cm.

Right testicle. If the right testicle is normal, that will help. Have a sperm assessment done. All the best. Read more...
Yes. It is nice that we have 2 of important organs (kidneys,testis,ovaries,lungs) so we have a backup if one fails. If your other testis is normal, it can do the job.Your doc could have a sperm count done and give you an idea of how your sperm compare to others in their quantity and appearance.It only takes one healthy one that gets through to do the job, but the others assist the process. Read more...
Very much so . As while Mumps associated orchitis can affect sperm production, it doesn't necessarily mean you have zero sperm production. Even the small testicle may still produce enough sperm for reasonable fertility. Read more...

Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?

Here are some ... Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. . Read more...

Does temporary testicular atrophy exist? Some websites say it does, some say it doesn't? For example from a bacteria? Can it ever be temporary?

Why do you. ask this question? Testicular atrophy is not common, and usually permanent because it involves death of cells. Check w/your doctor. Make sure your problems aren't due to taking anabolics or opiates. Read more...

Could bacterial orchitis that was left untreated for awhile (treated now) cause increased chance of testicular cancer from all the atrophy?

First it is rare. Bacterial orchitis is rare, it is viral ( mumps ) is more common. Total atrophy of testis is also rare, usually a vascular injury is the cause.If it occurs incidence of testicular will not be high as germ cells ( sperm producing cells ) will disappear during atrophy. Read more...