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Orchitis

Information about Orchitis

We Have to Know about the orchitis

  • orchitis, an inflammation of one or both testicles, most commonly associated with the virus that causes mumps.
  • Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of orchitis

  • Bacterial orchitis
  • Viral orchitis

Do’s and Don’ts – orchitis     

Signs & Symptoms of orchitis

  • Testicular swelling on one or both sides
  • Pain ranging from mild to severe
  • Tenderness in one or both testicles
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Discharge from penis
  • Prostate enlargement and tenderness

Medical advice for orchitis

  • If you experience pain or swelling in your scrotum, especially if the pain comes on suddenly, contact your doctor

Risk factors of orchitis 

  • Not being immunized against mumps
  • Being older than 45
  • Recurring urinary tract infections
  • Surgery that involves the genitals or urinary tract, because of the risk of infection
  • Malformations in the urinary tract present at birth (congenital)
  • Multiple sexual partners /Sex with a partner who has an STD
  • Sex without a condom /A personal history of an STD

Treatment for orchitis 

  • viral orchitis: Medication rest, elevating your scrotum and applying cold packs.
  • bacterial orchitis: Medication

Self-care for orchitis   

  • Rest in bed.
  • Lie down so that your scrotum is elevated.
  • Apply cold packs to your scrotum as tolerated

Investigations for orchitis

  • STD screening Ultrasound imaging
  • Nuclear scan of the testicles.
Treatment for orchitis
Medical advice for orchitis