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What causes swelling in the testicle?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 in Men's Health
Question: my right testicle is swollen and there has not been any event that could have caused this. what is wrong with it?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible orchitis , needs further details .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Possible orchitis issue from variety of causes .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Swelling - duration , progress , size , consistency .
2. Associated fever , pain .
3. Alteration in urination .
4. Any change in temperature of overlying skin .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Should have mentioned that I had to throw-in in the middle of the night... I have not thown-up in many many years
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome .

* In concern of vomiting at night , this seems more likely to be infection related
pathology .

* Guidelines at present

- Proton pump inhibitor as omeprazole morning and evening on empty stomach .
- Tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg morning and evening after meals in case of pain .
- Get an ultrasound of the scrotum with your doctor to further diagnose it in
details .
- Avoid tight undergarments .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 55 minutes later
Only a part of what I have been writing has been making it to you..
1. Issue is 1 week old
2. Swelling and sensitivity abated until yesterday
3. Then dramatic increase in swelling.. 2x normal
4. Fever last night
5. Sensitivity escalates last 24 houra
6. Urine slight sting
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answers

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details.

* Orchitis suspicion remains as same.

* As fever was there, please take Tylenol(PARACETAMOL) 650mg 3 times a day after meals (if no
drug sensitivity).

* Drink plenty of liquids to prevent secondary bacterial infection in the urine.

* Immediate consulting with your healthcare provider is recommended as this
requires antibiotics for early resolution.


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