Q. Is surgery mandatory for epididymo-orchitis?

Answered by
Dr. Raja Ramesh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 07, 2017

Hello doctor,

I am a 32 year old male. Is surgery mandatory for epididymo-orchitis, with impression hydrocele and internal septations?

Dr. Raja Ramesh

Andrology Urology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • In cases of epididymo-orchitis with associated hydrocele, chances that it is a pyocele (pus-filled collection) is higher.
  • The presence of internal septations is more suggestive of pus rather than simple hydrocele.
  • If symptoms are severe and are not responding to antibiotics, then surgery is definitely indicated. Some cases may even need removal of the testis. Preoperative consent for the same is usually taken. 

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist


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