Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Orchitis Overview

What is orchitis?
A male with orchitis has inflammation of the testicles, usually caused by a viral infection. The most common causes or orchitis include mumps and sexually transmitted diseases.

What are the symptoms of orchitis?
Symptoms of orchitis include testicular pain, testicular swelling, scrotum swelling, and swollen glands in the groin.

How does the doctor treat orchitis?
The treatment for orchitis depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include cold compresses, elevation of the scrotum, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment for orchitis may include antibiotics or antiviral medications.

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Last Updated: Nov 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Orchitis References
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