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Epididymo-orchitis

Inflammation of the epididymis that is the coiled tube on top of the testes is called epididymo-orchitis. The symptoms include swelling, pain, and tenderness in the scrotum, fluid around the testes, blood in semen, painful urination, and fever. Some of the causes are sexually transmitted infections, bacterial infections, trauma, and tuberculosis.

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I am diagnosed with epididymo-orchitis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My right inguinal hernia repair was performed before six years. Before seven months, I have developed right epididymitis and right spermatic cord hardness like stone. It was diagnosed as epididymo-orchitis. There was a superficial abscess on the right side. Incision and drainage have been...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comYour present condition cannot be attributed to the inguinal hernia repair done six years ago. May I know what kind of repair was done? Either laparoscopic or open repair? Acute epididymo-orchitis is a clinical syndrome consisting of pain, swelling and inflammation of the ...  Read Full »

My father has scrotal pain. Please review his reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My 63 year old father is a diabetic patient. He suffered from a urinary tract infection of E.coli bacteria. He was treated and cured in a month. After this, he suffered from a scrotum pain and we got two ultrasounds done. In the first one, the report states 'Epididymo-orchitis'. Now, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diabetic patients are always prone to infection like urinary tract infections and orchitis. Epididymo-orchitis takes a long time to get cured. It may take three months or an even longer course of antibiotic to heal completely. Hypoechoic areas in the testis mean small ...  Read Full »

I developed a painful lump on the testis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had testicle and lower abdominal pain from couple of weeks, but I did not have burning sensation on urinating. So, I started taking antibiotic Azithromycin and analgesics Ibuprofen. Now my pain has almost subsided, but I have developed a lump on the posterior...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are suffering from epididymo-orchitis, which is a condition characterized by inflammation of the testis leading to testicular pain and epididymis (a structure behind test...  Read Full »

My testis size reduced after developing intense pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I was forced to go to the ER due to intense pain and swelling of the left testicle. I was then made to urinate in a cup and ultrasound of the testes. After the ultrasound it was concluded that I did not need surgery which is a relief, and I am thankful for this. I then had a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From what you have described, I think you had left epididymo-orchitis (inflammation of epidermis or testes). You should get a urine culture done. About 50 percent of the time, the affected testis goes for atrophy, in spite of antibiotic treatment. But, hormone deficiency du...  Read Full »

Why is my penis hard even in a flaccid state?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis is not soft in a flaccid state. It is always a little hard even when in a flaccid state. It is also a little painful when squeezed and after sexual activity. The color of my semen is always mild yellow. When I urinate, it takes four or five minutes to empty the bladder. It com...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your describing symptoms are suggestive of an infection (epididymo-orchitis). Please state the exact duration of these symptoms. Get a urine routine and microscopy test by giving your urine sample. A repeat ultrasound scrotum (testicles) would also be advised. These ...  Read Full »

Are my testicles paining due to testicular torsion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe pain in my testicles. I have done three scans before a week. It shows normal results. My testicle is fine with normal blood flow. All the results are normal except the result shown in three doppler scrotal scan reports. Before four days, I noticed that my testicle at the ri...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Severe testicular pain occurs due to epididymal-orchitis and your ultrasound showed a good blood flow (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It means that there is no torsion at the time of the scan. You can have intermittent torsion. Therefore proper history a...  Read Full »

What could cause mild pain in testis with walking difficulty and mild abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old. I have mild pain in left testes and it hangs more than usual. This happens for the last four to five days. I feel discomfort during walking and mild pain in the lower abdomen just above the left testicle. Regarding my current medical complaint, this is the first time I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Hope you are doing well. Coming back to your query, I think you may have an infection in your left testis, a condition known as epididymo-orchitis. First, you need to provide scrotal support (a langot or ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in right testis during sex with PME and ED?

Query: Hello doctor, I have testicular pain in the right testis. I consulted with a primary care doctor. They gave me an ultrasound which came out negative. But revealed tiny right tunica albuginea cyst. I am covered under VA health care and the urologist consultation has taken months with no follow-up. Me...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your queries. You are having two issues. One is testicular pain. Another is PME (premature ejaculation), and ED (erectile dysfunction). Firstly, I come to testicular pain. It may be due to mild epididymo-orchitis. Or it may be due to the cyst. D...  Read Full »

Why do I have mild testicular pain while touching and also after masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel pain in testicles when I touch them. Can you please help me with this issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have two things, epididymo-orchitis or testicular torsion. Treatment for both are totally different. Can you please tell me if you lift your testis then pain decreases or increases? And how much is the pain (is it excruciating or mild)? History of masturbation or ...  Read Full »

Why do I get dull testicular pain while standing for a while?

Query: Hello doctor, My left testicle has a dull ache when I stand for a period of time. I can also see an enlarged vein on my testicle. It goes away when I sit or lay down for a little bit. I will attach a picture of the vein.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it is a hernia. Kindly give some other details. Do it have cough impulse (it means the swelling expands upon coughing, it is said to have a cough impulse). Can you get over the swelling? (this means when swelling is there are you able to pinch your spermatic ...  Read Full »

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