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
- 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.