Inflammation of the testicles is called orchitis
. This disease
mostly affects teenagers and causes significant pain
in the affected testicle. Orchitis is often of viral origin, and its characteristic shape is a side-effect
of an infection
with the mumps virus
. Signs of inflammation
other than pain are present because the testicle is often enlarged and the skin of the scrotum is red. When combined with inflammation of the excretory duct of the testicle called the epididymis
, this is called epididymo-orchitis, which is often caused by bacteria.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:42 AM by Jeff.