Orchitis

Orchitis is an inflammation of testis.

Causes for Orchitis

There are acute orchitis and chronic orchitis. Acute orchitis results from acute inflammation and chronic orchitis results from untreated acute orchitis or may be caused by any other chronic disease.

Acute Orchitis

Symptoms

Diagnostic Procedures

Ultrasound

Treatment

Acute orchitis goes away on its own usually in 2 to 4 days. However, occasionally, the inflammation leaves pus, which can lead to infertility. If pus is suspected it is treated at a hospital. Methods of treatment:

Chronic Orchitis

Causes

The disease may result from other urinary system diseases – chronic prostatitis, chronic urethritis, chronic vasculitis. The disease may become chronic also as a result of incorrect or insufficient treatment. Developing chronic orchitis may lead to infertility – especially the one caused by acute orchtis.

Symptoms

Very unclear. Often the only sing is mild pain when touching a testis.

Treatment for Chronic Orchitis

Orchitis is a very unpleasant disease. It is better to be prevented then treated. You should treat urinary diseases in time, look after your health state in infections and avoid injuring scrotum, perineum and pelvic organs to prevent orchitis.