Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination that will help check if the groin lymph nodes are swollen, in addition to observing if the prostate and testicles are enlarged. You may also require urine tests and screening for sexually transmitted infections, as well as an ultrasound and testicular ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis.
The treatment to follow will depend on your symptoms and type of orchitis, but generally consist of:
- Painkillers to alleviate the pain.
- Antibiotics if the cause is a bacterial infection.
- Rest with scrotum elevation and application of cold compresses in the area
In 7 to 10 days you will feel better, but scrotal sensitivity may last several weeks more.
Getting the right treatment helps the testicle(s) recover promptly and without complications.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.