How is orchitis treated?

Updated: Aug 16, 2017
  • Author: Nataisia Terry, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Supportive treatment includes the following:

  • Bed rest

  • Hot or cold packs for analgesia

  • Scrotal elevation

Most importantly, the physician must rule out testicular torsion.

Second, the physician should consider epididymo-orchitis and, if highly suspected, treat appropriately. This usually involves starting empiric antibiotic therapy.

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