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Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar7 months ago
Epididymo-orchitis

Epididymo-orchitis

Epididymitis means inflammation of the epididymis (the structure next to the testicle (testis) that is involved in making, storing and transporting sperm). Orchitis means inflammation of a testicle.Most cases of epididymo-orchitis are due to an infection.Such as -A complication from a urine infection -Sexually transmitted infection (most common) -The mumps virus Symptoms usually develop quickly - over a day or so. The affected epididymis and testicles can swell rapidly and the scrotum often becomes enlarged, tender and red. It can be very painful. Sometimes there is pain without significant swelling or redness but it will be very tender when examined. There may be other symptoms if the epididymo-orchitis is a complication from another infection. For example, there may be pain in passing urine if there is a urine infection or a discharge from the penis if there is a sexually transmitted infection. As with any infection, there may be a high temperature (fever) and general symptoms of feeling unwell. A course of antibiotic medicines is usually advised as soon as epididymo-orchitis is diagnosed; these are usually given for two weeks.

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