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Diabetes mellitus with right side orchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi,
User :   This is his wife, he awoke this morning and went to bed last night with a swollen testicle
Doctor :   ok

User :   he says there's no pain associated, but it appears very red (skin color)
Doctor :  
User :   he's wondering if he should immediately seek medical help through an emergency room
Doctor :  
there is no pain ?
User :   He's 67, diabetic,
Doctor :  
User :   It is swpllem amd there is a bit of pain when I squeze it.
Doctor :   are you suffering from fever?
User :   No not at all.
Doctor :   from when do you have this redness and swelling of testicle

User :   I first noticd it yesterday morning and it has increased somewhat is size since then, I think.
Doctor :   is both the testicles are swollen or only one?

User :   Only the right one is swollenm it is about 4 or 5 times the size of the left one.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your are suffering from diabetes since when and what is the present status of the blood glucose level
User :   I've had diabeted about 33 years and my current A1C is 5.8. My blood sugar has been under good control although my BUN was a bit high last time and my doctor suggested that I reduce my protene intake. I saw a kidney specialist and she said that I'm doing well and have about 50% kidney function and should not be concerned about dialisys. I have my latest lab report if you have any questions?
Doctor :   redness and swelling of the testicle 4 to 5 times the size of the other indicates that your suffering from orchitis
Doctor :   the absence of pain or minimal pain may be due to the long standing diabetes mellitus
Doctor :   do you have lymph node swelling also on the right side ?
User :   I do not feel like I do no discomfort there.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
also i think there is no discomfort in passing urine?
User :   Yes there is not discomfort in passing urine,
Doctor :  
Doctor :   from the symptoms it seems you are suffering from orchitis.
Doctor :  
as there is no or mild pain, pain relieving medications like ibuprofen can be consumed as and when needed
Doctor :   the orchitis needs to be treated with antibiotics of cephalexin group
Doctor :   to obtain the prescription of the antibiotics you need to consult the local primary care physician

Doctor :   support to the testis in the form of firm cotton underwear need to be worn
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