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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is orchitis?

Orchitis is inflammation or infection of one or both of your testicles.

Male Reproductive System

What causes orchitis?

The cause of orchitis may be unknown. It may be caused by any of the following:

What are the signs and symptoms of orchitis?

How is orchitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and about any health conditions you have. Your provider may also examine your testicles, prostate, and groin. You may also need any of the following tests:

How is orchitis treated?

Treatment for orchitis depends on the cause of your orchitis. You may need any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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