What is it?

An orchitis is an inflammation of the testicles.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms include pain in the testicles and redness, warmth and swelling of the scrotum.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with orchitis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • What is the possible cause of your condition?
  • Some patients with orchitis is caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Is this the case with you as well?
  • If it is a sexually transmitted infection, should I also be screened for other STIs?
  • Should my sexual partner/s be screened and treated for any STIs as well?
  • During the course of treatment, when is it safe to have sexual intercourse?
  • When treatment is successful, what precautionary measures should you do to prevent having another episode?

In addition to treatment by your doctor you can try the following things:

  • Painkillers such as Tylenol might help in relieving pain and fever.

Seek immediate consult if the following symptoms occur:

  • Severe testicular pain.
  • Incessant vomiting.

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