Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis) (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for Orchitis
Individuals who experience testicular pain, redness, or swelling should promptly seek medical care and evaluation. Do not delay medical care as other emergency conditions, such as testicular torsion (twisting of the spermatic cord), are also characterized by testicular pain and tenderness. If the affected male is unable to promptly see his health care practitioner, go to an emergency department. Also, if the person has been evaluated and their condition continues to worsen, they should seek medical care.
Generally speaking, the diagnosis of orchitis can be established after a history and physical exam have been performed by a health care practitioner. However, imaging studies and laboratory testing may be undertaken to evaluate and exclude other medical conditions which may present with similar symptoms to those of orchitis.
Orchitis Self-Care at Home
Home care along with the right medical treatment can help improve symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
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