When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of orchitis?

Updated: Aug 16, 2017
  • Author: Nataisia Terry, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Patients with a suspected sexually transmitted disease should be referred to their private physician or local health department for HIV testing.

Treatment can usually be performed as an outpatient with close follow-up. Indications for admission include the following:

  • Inability to take oral antibiotics

  • Suspicion of abscess formation

  • Failure of previous outpatient therapy

  • Signs of sepsis


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