Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis) Topic Guide
Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis): Orchitis is inflammation of one or both testicles in men, usually caused by an infection. Examples of causes of orchitis include a viral infection such as mumps, mononucleosis, coxsackievirus, E. coli, and STDs. Symptoms of orchitis include testicular swelling, redness, and pain; fever; nausea; fatigue; headache; body aches; and pain during urination. Treatment of orchitis depends upon the cause.
Mumps Mumps is a disease, usually of children, caused by a virus. With mumps, your salivary glands swell. Symptoms and signs include fever, headache, gland swelling, testicular pain, abdominal pain, seizure, difficulty swallowing, and orchitis. Mumps treatment focuses on relieving symptoms.