Appropriate Treatment To Treat Orchitis / Testicular Infection?
, about 2 weeks ago suddenly my testicles were enlarged and painful, I checked with the general practitioner said it was orchitis and I was prescribed cefixime 100mg, paracetamol 500mg and vit. C Because I didn’t get any significant changes, I tried consulting a urologist and prescribed 100 mg cefixime and 8 mg methylpredisilone. I want to ask, have I received the right treatment? What’s more, when this morning I woke up and had a wet dream the sperm came out reddish. Is that dangerous? thank you
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Orchitis is an infectious disease in the testicles that can be caused by bacteria or viruses. In addition, there are also orchitis with unknown causes or idiopathic orchitis. The most common cause is the virus mumps, which cause mumps.
Patients with orchitis will experience the main symptoms of swelling and pain in the testicles and blood in the sperm. Patients with orchitis caused by bacteria will be given antibiotic drugs, if caused by a virus, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will be given, whereas if the cause is unknown (idiopathic), the doctor will give antibiotic drugs (such as cefixim) and anti-inflammatory drugs (such as methylprednisolone). So, it's possible that your urologist diagnosed orchitis with an unknown cause. This is in accordance with the treatment given.
Regarding whether the treatment you get is right or not, it really depends on what your disease diagnosis is. The urologist is an expert doctor in the part of your illness. And of course the doctor who performs a direct examination on you is more aware of your illness.
You can continue the treatment that is being undertaken. Consumption of drugs regularly according to the doctor's prescription and control according to the date your doctor has specified so that the doctor can evaluate the treatment you are taking. If you are in doubt, talk to your urologist early.
While at home, you can give a cold compress to relieve pain symptoms.
Thus hopefully useful.