Which rectal exam findings suggest orchitis?

Updated: Aug 16, 2017
  • Author: Nataisia Terry, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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On rectal examination, there is a soft boggy prostate (prostatitis). often associated with epididymo-orchitis. Mumps orchitis presents unilaterally in 70% of cases. In 30% of cases, contralateral testicular involvement follows by 1-9 days. Other findings include parotitis and fever.


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