What is bilateral epididymo-orchitis?

Epididymo-orchitis is an inflammation of the epididymis and/or testicle (testis). In adults, epididymo-orchitis is usually due to infection, most commonly from a urine infection or a sexually transmitted infection. A course of antibiotic medicine will usually clear the infection. Full recovery is usual.

How is epididymitis orchitis treated in men?

How is epididymitis treated? Epididymitis caused by bacteria is treated with antibiotics, most often doxycycline (Oracea®, Monodox®), ciprofloxacin (Cipro®), levofloxacin (Levaquin®), or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim®). Antibiotics are usually taken for 1 to 2 weeks.

What can cause epididymo-orchitis?

Epididymitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Sometimes, a testicle also becomes inflamed — a condition called epididymo-orchitis.

Is epididymo-orchitis a STD?

How do I get epididymo-orchitis? In most men under the age of 35, epididymo-orchitis is caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. In most men over the age of 35, epididymo-orchitis is caused by the same bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

Can epididymo-orchitis be cured?

People with bacterial orchitis or bacterial epididymo-orchitis require antibiotic treatment. Antibiotic therapy is necessary to cure the infection. Most men can be treated with antibiotics at home for 10-14 days. Longer courses may be required if the prostate gland is also involved.

Is epididymo-orchitis the same as bacterial orchitis?

Bacterial orchitis might be associated with epididymitis — an inflammation of the coiled tube (epididymis) at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. In that case, it’s called epididymo-orchitis. Orchitis causes pain and can affect fertility.

What causes epididymo-orchitis in boys?

The mumps virus used to be a common cause. Most people with mumps develop swelling of the parotid salivary glands. However, mumps in boys also causes epididymo-orchitis in about 1 in 5 cases. The virus gets to the testicles via the bloodstream.

How common is a UTI with no epididymitis or orchitis?

Among those men diagnosed with a UTI and no epididymitis or orchitis, 93% (2,362/2,527) had a urine culture performed, and 51% (1,194/2,362) grew bacteria at ≥10,000 CFU/mL.

What are the symptoms of epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis?

Symptoms of epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis include Swelling and tenderness of the affected area Fluid around the testes (hydrocele) Fever (sometimes)

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