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What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

Infection. These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. Read more...
EPIDIDYMITIS. Infections of the testis, epididymis and both. They can be bacterial, viral or simply sterile inflammation. They can be acute or chronic. Read more...

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...

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...

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware. Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. Read more...
Orchitis. This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. Read more...

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...

Could stopping urine and holding for a few seconds cause epipidmytis-orchitis? What can cause a bacteria infection of epipidmytis-orchitis?

Not. For a few seconds.In cases with negative cultures epididymitis can be caused by holding of urine for long periods & strong physical activity.Bacterial infection varies by age: younger than say 35 is usually Chlamydia or Gonococcus.Inflammation can also be from sterile urine refluxed thru ejac.ducts & vas into epidid. Read more...

Dr lin, on my earlier question you stated a dull ache/pain in one testicle is not indicative usually of orchitis. What things can this possibly be?

Here are some ... Oftentimes the ache in sac, besides inflammation or intermittent torsion, may be referring from the disorders in muscles, joints, or nerves at far sites notable in or around the spine. But, a diligent analysis of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of chief complaints and their related Sx + physicals, etc. can differentiate the causes most of times... Read more...