Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis) (cont.)
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Individuals diagnosed with orchitis should follow-up with their health care practitioner to ensure improvement, and to monitor for the development of any potential complications. Certain patients may require referral to a urologist. Call a health care practitioner or go to the emergency department if a person's symptoms worsen at any time during treatment.
Certain measures can be taken to reduce the risk of developing orchitis.
Generally speaking, most cases of viral orchitis and antibiotic treated bacterial orchitis will improve without complications. However, certain potential complications that can be encountered include:
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2016
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