Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis)
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Orchitis is an inflammatory condition of one or both testicles in males, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection.
Orchitis in children most commonly occurs as a result of a viral infection.
Less commonly, orchitis can be caused by a bacterial infection. Generally speaking, most cases of bacterial orchitis occur from the progression and spread of epididymitis (inflammation of the coiled tube on the back of the testicle), either from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or from a prostate gland/urinary tract infection. This condition is termed epididymo-orchitis.
Individuals may be at risk for non-sexually transmitted orchitis if they have not been immunized against mumps, if they get frequent urinary tract infections, if older than 45 years of age, or if they frequently have a catheter placed into their bladder.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
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