What is it?

orchitis is an inflammation of the testes. Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis, a curved structure at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. Orchitis and epididymitis are commonly present together.
The most common cause for orchitis and/or epididymitis is viral or bacterial infection.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Orchitis and Epididymitis with Abscess
- Abscess of testicle
- Abscess of testis
- Testicular abscess

Signs & symptoms

symptoms may include:
* low-grade fever
* pain and tenderness in the testicles
* redness and warmth in the scrotum
* enlarged lymph nodes in the groin
* pain during sexual intercourse and ejaculation
* pain during urination
* abnormal penile discharge
* blood in the semen


diagnosis is based on:
* physical examination – your doctor will look for signs of orchitis or epididymitis such as swelling, redness and tenderness in your scrotum.
* If there is abnormal penile discharge your doctor may use a cotton swab to collect a sample and test for Sexually transmitted infections.
* Blood and urine tests to look for an infection
* testicular ultrasound – may be used to rule out other possible diagnoses


reatment usually involves:
* treating the underlying infection with antibiotics (in cases of bacterial infection)
* easing symptoms with pain killers, anti-inflammatory medications, bed-rest, elevating the scrotum and applying cold compresses.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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