Questions and answers

How do you treat orchitis?

How do you treat orchitis?

Bacterial orchitis is treated with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and cold packs. Regardless of the source of your inflammation, full recovery can take several weeks. Abstain from sexual intercourse and heavy lifting while you treat orchitis.

What is the difference between orchitis and epididymitis?

Epididymitis is swelling or pain in the back of the testicle in the coiled tube (epididymis) that stores and carries sperm. Orchitis is swelling or pain in one or both testicles, usually from an infection or virus.

How long does it take for orchitis to go away?

Most people with viral orchitis start to feel better in three to 10 days, although it can take several weeks for the scrotal tenderness to disappear.

Does orchitis require surgery?

Acute epididymo-orchitis (AEO) is an acute inflammatory disease of the epididymis and ipsilateral testis. Treatment should be started immediately after diagnosis and includes antibiotics, analgesics, and, if necessary, surgery.

What is the best antibiotic to treat orchitis?

Antibiotics prescribed will depend on the patient age and underlying cause of the bacterial infection. Antibiotics commonly used may include ceftriaxone (Rocephin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), azithromycin (Zithromax) or ciprofloxacin (Cipro).

What antibiotics treat orchitis?

Antibiotics commonly used may include ceftriaxone (Rocephin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), azithromycin (Zithromax) or ciprofloxacin (Cipro).

What is the most common cause of orchitis?

Orchitis is most often the result of a bacterial infection, such as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). In some cases, the mumps virus can cause orchitis.

What bacteria causes orchitis?

Bacterial infections of the prostate and urinary tract infection can cause orchitis. Common causes of bacterial orchitis include Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species.

What is an infectious cause of orchitis?

Orchitis develops because of a viral or bacterial infection. Most cases of orchitis occur because of urinary tract infections, or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis. Having epididymitis can cause orchitis.

What are the signs and symptoms of orchitis?

Orchitis signs and symptoms usually develop suddenly and can include: Swelling in one or both testicles Pain ranging from mild to severe Fever Nausea and vomiting General feeling of unwellness (malaise)

Are there any side effects for men with orchitis?

Most men suffering from orchitis recover completely with no lasting effects. Orchitis rarely causes infertility. Other complications are also rare but can include: chronic inflammation of the epididymis an abscess or blister within the scrotum shrinking of the affected testicle the death of testicular tissue

What kind of treatment do you need for orchitis?

Treatment depends on the cause of orchitis. Antibiotics are needed to treat bacterial orchitis and epididymo-orchitis. If the cause of the bacterial infection is an STI, your sexual partner also needs treatment.

What makes a person more likely to get orchitis?

Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis. This is the tube that stores sperm and connects the testicles to the vas deferens. People who engage in high-risk sexual behavior may be more likely to develop orchitis.