Inflammation of the testicles; Symptoms | cause | orchitis

Inflammation of the testicles; orchitis

Inflammation of the testicles can be a very annoying problem that is if left untreated - it can lead to many complications and even sterility. In this article when we will introduce you to the disease - what causes orchitis, which are the symptoms, how to treat it preventively.

Inflammation of the testes; SYMPTOMS

Signs that indicate inflammation of the scrotum are swelling, redness, tenderness, feeling of heaviness in the testicles, groin pain, testicular pain to the touch, difficult urination, painful ejaculation, fever, and sometimes the blood present in the sperm. Any disorder that accompanies this difficult or frequent urination, uncomfortable burning sensation when urinating, is a clear sign that you should seek medical attention. Also, orchitis symptoms can be uncomfortable pressure around the testicles, or there is local redness and increased temperature of the skin surrounding the testicles. Then without a delay and thinking too much you need to visit a urologist, because it most likely is an inflammation of the testicles - orchitis, which may leave considerable consequences on male health.

Orchitis and epididymitis

The testicles (scrotum) are male sex glands responsible for producing sperm that is first collected in epididymis and from there through a wider channel, which is also an integral part of the vas deferens, maturing through the prostate and the urethra. Orchitis represents a viral or bacterial infection of one or both testicles, which is not as common as epididymitis (infection of the epididymis), or more serious disease because it can cause the reduction of sexual function and cause infertility in men.

Inflammation of the testes; CAUSES OF THE DISEASE

When it comes to viral inflammation of the testicles, in almost 70% of cases it is a consequence of mumps - mumps, while in the case bacterial inflammation most common cause is E. coli, staphylococci and streptococci, as well as causes of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia. There are factors that encourage the creation of foundations for the development of inflammation of the testicles, such as, for example, surgery, long-term catheter use, risky sexual behaviour, recurrent urinary tract infections and other.

Mumps and sterility

Mumps are a contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the glandular tissue in the first place and attacks the salivary glands, then the seminal glands, and quite rarely the pancreas and thyroid gland. Mumps in children are much more common than adults (if they have not had chickenpox in childhood), and leaves a lasting immunity. A complication of mumps is the inflammation of seminal glands (testicles in men and ovaries in women), which is rare in children, but is more common in young men and women, especially in men: then it happens that one or even both testicles swell up, they then become hypersensitive and upon completion of the disease, often they have reduced their shape. In severe cases of mumps it is known to cause sterility.

Inflammation of the testes caused by Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a disease that is sexually transmitted and can infect our urinary tract and the epididymis (which is a part of the male genital system which conducts sperm from the testicles to the vas deferens), as a result it can cause epididymitis (inflammation of the seminal ducts –vas deferens), swelling or inflammation of the testicles. Besides therapy that is prescribed by your doctor, to combat chlamydia you can include a variety of plants that have antibacterial properties, such as garlic, blueberry, lemon, Echinacea, onion, sage. Also it would be extremely important that you keep the alkaline diet, so that the body can get rid of the infection. In folk medicine, wormwood is an essential remedy against chlamydia and can be used as a tea or tincture. Read our article treatment of chlamydia.

Urologist examination and the beginning of treatment

The diagnosis of orchitis is based on history, clinical symptoms, objective examination, urinalysis, urine culture, blood counts and ultrasound. If the inflammation of the testicles is caused by bacteria, it is treated with antibiotics, but if it is a viral infection, analgesics are used and non-steroidal drugs pain medication (antibiotics in this case are not recommended, because as is well known, these drugs work only against bacterial infections and are pointless it in the case of viral infection).

If the inflammation of the testicles is not treated, it can lead to testicular atrophy or reduction in scope of the scrotum, and if the appropriate therapy is applied, it leaves no side effects. Still, doctors, when it comes to younger patients who do not have children are always careful, because small changes may prevent proper movement of sperm from the testicles through the epididymis and adversely affect the quality of sperm which causes of infertility in men.
Inflammation of the testes; treatment with herbs 

On this occasion, we will give you more useful tips and folk recipes for treating orchitis.

Clubmoss tea reduces swelling
  • A tablespoon of clubmoss pour with 1/4 litre of boiling water, cover and let it sit for 30 seconds, then strain it.
  • It is important to note that tea should not cost more than 30 seconds and cannot be cooked, just pour hot water over the plant.

Drink one cup of tea from this plant in the morning on an empty stomach.

St. John's Wort oil

This oil is lubricated on the diseased testicles several times a day.
  • Fill the glass with chopped fresh leaves and flowers, and pour olive oil or rapeseed oil.
  • Leave in the sun 3-4 weeks, drain, wrap a bottle in dark paper and leave in a dark, cool place.

The healing ointment of calendula
  • Several times during the day lubricate both the testes and the entire area around the scrotum.
  • Inflammation of the testicles passes much faster than usual with this extraordinary remedy.

Wraps of horsetail reduce pain in the scrotum
  • Fresh distaff are well mashed so that you get juice, then apply as a compress and let it stand overnight.
  • In addition to horsetail you can put coverings from fresh leaves of cleavers, plantain, and the leaves and stems of calendula.

Swedish mustard
  • Affected area is lubricated well with marigold ointment and then apply Swedish mustard wraps.

Inflammation of the testicles; NUTRITION

It is known that some foods encourage, while others reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation of the testicles, therefore, requires special regime diet. So it is during viral or bacterial infections, we should eliminate from the diet, sugar, meat, meat products, cheese, milk, refined oil, coffee, alcohol, canned foods, and increase the intake of fresh vegetables and fruits, call omega-3 fatty acids from fish (mackerel, trout, salmon ...), linseed oil from flax seeds and nuts (walnuts, almonds ...). It is necessary to consume enough fluids - water, tea and freshly squeezed juices.

To combat infection it is necessary to have a good immunity, and garlic, Echinacea, ginger, propolis drops, jelly, juice of wheat grass, and various herbs can help.