Skip to Content
Home > Wellness Resources > Health Library > Orchitis
Orchitis is an inflammation or infection of the testicle, often
caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms of orchitis include pain, swelling, or
a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum.
Orchitis can occur in men who get mumps, influenza, or
tuberculosis. Sexually transmitted infections may also cause orchitis.
Pain and swelling in the scrotum should be evaluated by a doctor. Treatment of orchitis caused by bacteria includes antibiotics.
Orchitis caused by a virus, such as mumps, is treated with rest and pain
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.