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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dima Nimri, M.D. [2]

Overview

Management of epididymoorchitis consists mainly of conservative measures, including bed rest and limitation of physical activity, use of cold packs, analgesia and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In addition, appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated if the cause of epididymoorchitis is bacterial.[1][2][3]

Medical Therapy

Management of epididymoorchitis consists mainly of conservative measures, including:[1][2][3]

In addition, appropriate antibiotic therapy should be initiated if the cause of epididymoorchitis is bacterial. However, it is not necessary if the underlying etiology is mumps orchitis or other viral epididymoorchitis. The CDC recommends the following anti-bacterial regimens:[3][4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Trojian TH, Lishnak TS, Heiman D (2009). "Epididymitis and orchitis: an overview". Am Fam Physician. 79 (7): 583–7. PMID 19378875.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stewart A, Ubee SS, Davies H (2011). "Epididymo-orchitis". BMJ. 342: d1543. PMID 21490048.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tracy CR, Steers WD, Costabile R (2008). "Diagnosis and management of epididymitis". Urol. Clin. North Am. 35 (1): 101–8, vii. doi:10.1016/j.ucl.2007.09.013. PMID 18061028.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/epididymitis.htm. Accessed on Dec. 27, 2016

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