Is orchitis an std?

Orchitis is... ...Inflamation of the testicles. It commonly can be from a viral or bacterial infection, and sometimes, but not always, involves something transmitted sexually. I saw a kid with orchitis this week...It was mumps.
More commonly. Associated with mumps then std, but can be caused by std's like ghonorrhea. It depends what the source of the infection or inflammation that causes the orchitis whether it is associate with std or not.

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Hi docs I have tested negative for STDs and prescribed ofloxacin for 2 weeks due to orchitis. I have finished the course but still feel a slight sche?

Here are some ... A 2-wek use of ofloxacin should be long enough for most infection-related epididymitis - epididymoorchitis. Clinically, it sounds ofloxacin has helped you, but does not necessarily rid of pain / ache completely, which may take time to resolve; how long does it take to disappear? It widely varies. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Besides, orchitis is less common than epididymitis-epididymoorchitis in men. Read more...

What are common/possible causes of orchitis ALONE. NO UTI symptoms. NO epidyimitis on US. STD NEGATIVE. What can this be/ could caused this?

Infection. Infection( viral or bacterial) is the most common cause. The infection may not be due to an STD. Brucellosis can also cause it,(per wikipedia). If you've had trauma to the urethra, it can do it, tool. Sometimes an infection will not be evident on routing testing. Many docs would try an round of antibiotics even if cultures negative. If you aren't getting answers from your doc, get 2nd opinion. Read more...

For bacterial orchitis (not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

Mostly get fe,you m. IN bacterial orchitis , you will get swollen enlarged testis and painful . It is tender to touch, skin over it may be tight and warm .One gets fever also, depending on severity of bacterial infection .and should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible . Read more...

For NON-STD or NON-mumps orchitis is cipro (ciprofloxacin) usually the drug of choice? How effective is 2 weeks of cipro (ciprofloxacin)/cipro (ciprofloxacin) in general for that? In "most" cases?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for most cases. A 2 week course of cipro for bacterial non-std orchitis should be highly effective. Antibiotics prescribed will depend on the patient age and underlying cause of the bacterial infection. Antibiotics commonly used may include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ceftriaxone (Rocephin - only IV or IM), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), or azithromycin (Zithromax). Read more...

How long after bacterial orchitis (will a testicle remain very hard? 2-3 weeks after infection, testicle is still 'hard". Not std. Infection gone.

6-8 weeks. The "hardness" last much longer than the pain. The return to normal can be shortened by taking an NSAID like ibuprofen or aspirin on a scheduled basis and moist heat to reduce the inflammation which accounts for most of the firmness. Read more...

Follow up on nitrofurantin orchitis question/ for dr lin. I do have orchitis alone, not std, was tested. On nitrofurantoin, what to do? Not really working

Here are some ... As previously stated, likely to have orchitis alone is very low; if yes, it would result from blood circulation, not from urinary tract because it's impossible to skip epididymis and "jump to testis. The known example for circulatory origin is mumps orchitis, which is caused by virus and requires no antibiotics. Nonetheless, without face-to-face inquiry and exam, it's hard to come up accurate Dx.. Read more...

Assuming the bacteria is unknown, which would be better to take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin for bacterial orchitis not caused by an std?

Not much difference. Slight nod to levofloxacin, but they cover pretty much the same bacteria. Most non-STD epididymitis at your age is not bacterial, so antibiotics may not help. How certain is the diagnosis? If you just have testicular pain without obvious enlargement or tenderness, I would be suspicious you don't have true epididymitis. Maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome? (Google it, excellent Wikipedia article.) Read more...