Treatment of Epididymitis and Epididymo-Orchitis in New York City
What are the Risks of Epididymo-orchitis?
Usually epididymo-orchitis heals completely with antibiotics. Occasionally epididymo-orchitis can cause sufficient scarring leading to infertility.
What are the Causes Of Epididymitis Or Epididymo-Orchitis?
Epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis is most often caused by bacterial infection. Infection may be a urinary tract infection or sexually transmitted infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.
Epididymitis may also be caused by a viral syndrome or be inflammatory from immune response.
How can epididymitis be diagnosed?
Epididymitis can be diagnosed a history and physical exam by urologist. As scrotal and testicular ultrasound is performed to confirm the diagnosis. Testicular ultrasound usually reveals increased flow to the testicle or the epididymis on the affected side. Urinary tests for infection are performed.
What is the treatment for epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis?
Epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis are typically treated with antibiotics. His symptoms are thought to be caused by infection. In cases where noninfectious epididymitis is suspected, anti-inflammatory medications are typically used.
Alex Shteynshlyuger MD is an experienced urologist who treats men with testicular and scrotal pain, epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis.