Refers to inflammation of the testes.

It can also involve swelling, pains and frequent infection, particularly of the epididymis.


Symptoms of orchitis include:



severe pain

visible swelling of a testicle or testicles and often the inguinal lymph nodes on the affected side.

Can be related to epididymitis infection that has spread to the testicles.

Sometimes caused by the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Has been reported in cases of males infected with brucellosis.

Can also be seen during active mumps.

Ischemic orchitis may result from damage to the blood vessels of the spermatic cord during inguinal herniorrhaphy may cause ischemic orchitis and may lead to testicular atrophy.

In most cases where orchitis is caused by epididymitis it is treated with oral antibiotics.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended to relieve pain.

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