Orchitis is an inflammation or infection of one or both the testicles. It may be caused by a virus or bacteria following mumps, Influenza, tuberculosis or gonorrhoea (a STD), infection of the vas deference or urinary organs. It is an extremely painful condition, which results in
redness, swelling and a heavy feeling in the region of the scrotum.
When these symptoms are noticed, one must seek prompt medical treatment.
Treatment of orchitis includes bed rest, use of ice packs and support bandages, antibiotics and pain relievers.
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