What causes epididymitis 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.

Can epididymitis orchitis be cured?

Treatment options There’s no cure for viral orchitis, but the condition will go away on its own. In the meantime, you can use remedies at home to manage your symptoms. Taking pain relievers, applying ice packs, and elevating the testicles when possible can make you more comfortable.

What is the difference between epididymitis and orchitis?

Chronic epididymitis is characterized by pain, generally without swelling, that persists for more than three months. Orchitis usually occurs when the inflammation from the epididymis spreads to the adjacent testicle.

What are the 5 signs of orchitis?


  • Swelling in one or both testicles.
  • Pain ranging from mild to severe.
  • Fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • General feeling of unwellness (malaise)

What antibiotics treat orchitis?

Antibiotics commonly used may include ceftriaxone (Rocephin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx), azithromycin (Zithromax) or ciprofloxacin (Cipro).

What bacteria causes orchitis?

Bacteria and viruses can cause orchitis.

  • Bacteria that commonly cause orchitis include Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus, and Streptococcus.
  • Bacteria that cause sexually transmitted diseases (STD), such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, can cause orchitis in sexually active men, usually those ages 19 to 35.

How long does orchitis take to heal?

Most people with viral orchitis start to feel better in three to 10 days, although it can take several weeks for the scrotal tenderness to disappear.

What antibiotic treats orchitis?

How long does epididymitis orchitis last?

Acute Epididymitis and Acute Epididymo-orchitis Discomfort can last for weeks to months after the full course of antibiotics is taken in some cases. It can take months for the swelling to ease. Rest with the scrotum raised for a day or two helps speed healing.