Category: Orchitis

What Is Orchitis?- Symptoms Causes, Diagnosis & Its Ayurvedic Management


Testicles are an important part of Male reproductive system. These are important as they produce sperms that are an essential part of fertilization. If testes are associated with any of the health concern then it may leads to sexual dysfunction and infertility too. So to avoid any of the serious issues it is must for a man to prevent the health of testicles. There are a lot of testicular diseases which affect the testicles’ health, among which one we are going to discuss in this article. The disease we are going to read about is orchitis and along with this we also know here the Management of Orchitis with Ayurvedic Herbs.


Orchitis generally refers to inflammation of the testicles that is usually caused by bacteria or virus. In this condition both testicles get affected at same time but the symptoms may appear on one side only. Usually this condition is associated with the mumps virus. In common language it may be considered as swelling of the testes. Most people may recover within a few days and some of them may suffer with complications too. These are some of the brief views about orchitis, further we will discuss its causes, symptoms and other aspects in detail.

Management of Orchitis in Ayurveda


This condition does not generally occur alone; there must be any condition with which it is secondarily associated. Most commonly it occurs secondary to bacterial or viral infection. As we mentioned, bacteria and viruses are responsible for Orchitis among them the most common is Mumps. When this is the cause, the inflammation of the testes occurs after 4-6 days of infection.

Other common causes of Orchitis are as follows

  • UTIs (Urinary tract infections) and Infection of prostate (bacterias involved – staphylococcus, streptococcus, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, klebsiella pneumoniae)
  • Rubella is another leading cause in younger people.
  • Other viruses included: Varicella, coxsackievirus, cytomegalovirus or echovirus.
  • Bacterial STDs include: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis.
  • Inflammation occurs in immunocompromised persons due to – Cryptococcus neoformans, Toxoplasma gondii, Candida albicans, Haemophilus parainfluenzae and mycobacterium avium complex.


Following are some of the risk factors of Orchitis

  • Multiple sexual partners
  • History of epididymitis
  • Sexual contact without protection
  • Obstruction in Bladder outlet
  • Excessive use of foley catheter
  • Not vaccinated by MMR vaccination


The symptoms may vary from mild to severe and may affect both the testes but typically the symptoms may occur in one side.

The common symptoms experienced by the affected person are mentioned as follows

  • Blood in semen
  • Pain in testicles
  • Groin pain
  • Fever
  • Discharge from penis
  • Heavy feeling, tenderness and swelling in testicle
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain while ejaculation
  • Painful urination


For diagnosing Orchitis first of all a doctor may ask your medical as well as family history. After that physical examination is to be done to make the diagnosis more clear. If after this the diagnosis is not so clear the doctor may refer you for a urine examination or urethra swab that will help to evaluate any kind of STD. If there is pain and bleeding a doctor must check for any kind of torsion or twisting of the testes. If there is any doubt about this then a patient must be referred for colour doppler ultrasonography.


According to Ayurveda, Orchitis can be correlated to Kuranda Roga and is usually known as Vridhi Roga. Basically phala kosh vridhi (testicular enlargement) is the main characteristic feature of Orchitis as per Ayurveda. Due to jeevanu (bacterias, viruses, etc) there is aggravation of tridosha, kapha aggravation leads to swelling, vata aggravation cause vridhi (increase in swelling) and shoola (pain) and pitta dosha vitiation cause bleeding from the penis after vitiating rakta dosha. So there is a need to boost up the immune system to eliminate jeevanu (infection) that is the main cause of vridhi. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal remedies that we will discuss in the upcoming study below.


Planet Ayurveda is an ISO certified Ayurvedic company which has been serving mankind for many years. It is up and running on the basis of Ayurvedic Aim of maintaining the health of the healthy person and eliminating the disease of the diseased person. They formulates the products on the basis of this mentioned aim. All the products are 100% natural and can be given to any patient of any age. The remedies are devoid of preservatives and synthetic materials like gums, color, fibers, resins, etc.

For eliminating the above mentioned condition of Orchitis Planet Ayurveda provides the following formulations


Ayurvedic Treatment For Orchitis

Herbal Remedies for Orchitis



Gokshuradi Guggul is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. This remedy is available in tablet form which includes the ingredients such as gokshura (Tribulus teresteris), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and various others. This formulation consists of miraculous diuretic properties that help in alleviating symptoms of Orchitis such as painful urination, discharge from penis, etc. Also besides this the remedy is considered as best for promoting overall male reproductive health.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Septrin Tablets is a herbal remedy formulated by Planet Ayurveda especially for alleviating infections. These herbal tablets consist of ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), sonth (Zingiber officinale) and various others. These tablets consist of herbs that have the best anti-infective, anti inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Due to these properties Septrin tablets by eliminating infections and by reducing inflammatory responses help in alleviating the condition of Orchitis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


This remedy is one of the classical Ayurvedic formulations which has been used since ancient times mainly for blood purification. The remedy is available in tablet form and consists of ghan (extract) of mahamanjisthadi kwath. These tablets have blood purifying and detoxifying properties. So by cleansing the blood it alleviates infections thus relieves Orchitis and its various symptoms. Moreover these tablets prevent blood in semen while ejaculating and relieves painful ejaculation too.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


It is a single herbal capsule formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda with the standardized extract of the herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava has been known for its best diuretic properties since ancient times in the field of Ayurveda. The diuretic action of this herb makes these capsules effective in eliminating accumulated inflammatory agents in testes and in alleviating the various symptoms. These capsules are beneficial in relieving heavy feeling, tenderness and swelling in testicles.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Boswellia Curcumin capsules are pure herbal capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda. These capsules consist of standardized extracts of two herbs: shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa). Both these herbs are well known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant effects. So these properties of herbs make these capsules effective in relieving pain and inflammation in the testicles. Also these capsules inhibit the further inflammatory responses of various infectious agents such as bacterias and viruses.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

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Orchitis generally refers to inflammation of the testicles that is usually caused by bacteria or virus. If testes are associated with any of the health concern then it may leads to sexual dysfunction and infertility too. It is very important to maintain the health of testis to avoid conditions such as infertility and other reproduction related health issues. The main cause of Orchitis is considered as infections due to bacterias and viruses and Orchitis is considered as secondary to these infections. The main symptoms included are Blood in semen, Pain in testicles, Groyne pain, Fever, Discharge from penis and some other associated symptoms. As per Ayurveda this condition is associated with Kuranda roga or commonly it is considered as phal kosh vridhi which means inflammation of testis. In Ayurveda this condition is managed by herbs and for this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal remedies that you can consume if you have Orchitis. These remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives and any type of synthetic materials so you can consume it without worrying about side effects.

What is Orchitis?- Symptoms Causes and its Ayurvedic management


Testis are the main reproductive organ of the male body. Sometimes the testis get inflamed due to various factors and the term is called orchitis. Spermatogenesis occurs in the testis. Therefore these are vital structures for reproduction. Orchitis mainly affects men between the age of 14 to 35. The most common cause of orchitis is infection due to various infective organisms. The symptoms include pain and tenderness in the affected testicle. In the following text we shall discuss the disease in some detail and also the treatment of the same. Let’s have a look!!


Orchitis in literal terms means inflammation of a testicle or both the testis. As the testis and epididymis lie next to each other, therefore it is hard to differentiate if the testis or epididymis or both are inflamed. Hence the term ‘epididymo-orchitis’ is often used. It is mainly caused through bacteria that reach the testis by blood from other organs. It can also be caused by virus and sexually treansmitted infections and infection acqiuered after surgical procedures. Early management is necessary as in the late cases of orchitis, spermatogenesis is hampered and results in infertility or low sperm count and the quality of the sperms also deteriorates. The disease is best correlated with the ‘Vridhi’ roga, that is the enlargement of phalakosha (scrotum). And among Vridhi roga, particularly pittaja condition is best matched with orchitis. So it can be said that orchitis is caused by vitiated pitta dosha. According to Yogratnakar , kurandaroga is a similar condition, but it is a term used for paediatric conditions.


Causes of orchitis

  1. Trauma can cause inflammation of the testis
  2. Infectious mononucleosis is another cause of the aforesaid condition
  3. Urinary tract infection by E Coli
  4. Gonococci infection is another cause for orchitis.
  5. Pyogenic bacteria causes painful orchitis
  6. Surgical intervention like Prostatectomy etc can lead to urinary tract infection
  7. Epididymitis can cause orchitis as both epididymis and testis lie next to each other
  8. Catheterization is the main cause of urinary tract infection
  9. Tuberculosis and brucellosis through blood flow can reach the testis and cause inflammation.
  10. The mumps virus (now uncommon cause as MMR vaccine is routinely given in children)
  11. Schistosomiasis which is a tropical infectious disease can cause epididymo-orchitis.
  12. Medicine named ‘Amiodarone’ has a side effect that causes orchitis.

Signs and Symptoms

  1. Insidious onset of unilateral pain in scrotal region and swelling.
  2. There can be burning micturition and dysuria (pain during urination), urgency.
  3. Fever and chills are common.
  4. There is no nausea or vomiting as in case of testicular torsion
  5. Discharge from the penile meatus prior to acute orchitis.
  6. Loss of libido
  7. Infertility at a later stage.

Clinical manifestation

  1. Fever
  2. Chills
  3. Infertility
  4. Pain
  5. Hydrocele can be associated with orchitis.
  6. Malaise

Diagnostic evaluation

  1. Medical history is important.
  2. Physical examination shows tender and enlarged testicles on the affected side.
  3. Complete blood count may show some infectious changes. It may show leukocytosis and elevated ESR.
  4. Urine routine and culture (initial stream , mid stream, and after prostate massage)
  5. Urethral smear for gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
  6. Ultrasonography of the scrotum may reveal inflammation and fluid (if present).
  7. STI screening.


  1. Warm and cold compresses to reduce inflammation.
  2. Scrotal support and elevation is of some help.
  3. Ice packs.
  4. Rest and fluid intake should be increased.

Medical Management

  1. Anti inflammatory to reduce tenderness and swelling eg ibuprofen.
  2. Broad spectrum antibiotic therapy
  3. Antipyretic medications
  4. Mumps vaccine
  5. Gamma globulin in patients who are exposed to mumps.

Surgical Intervention

  1. Aspiration of the fluid if the associated hydrocele condition in order to decrease pressure on the testicle.
  2. Surgical tapping is indicated if the edema persists, as it decreases the chance of testicular atrophy.
  3. Surgical excision of testis (orchiectomy) is indicated in severe cases.

Herbal Remedies for Orchitis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a famous GMP certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered Ayurvedic Company, which clings to the goal of manufacturing quality Ayurvedic medicines as described in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda. Medicines are prepared without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or artificial flavouring substances which have many side effects on the health. formulations prepared at Planet Ayurveda are pure and free of any adulteration. Planet Ayurveda has manufactured following products using the herbs beneficial for the urinary and reproductive systems.

Following is the list of formulations that are going to be useful in managing orchitis and its related symptoms.

  1. Gokshuradi Guggul
  2. Septrin tablets
  3. Mahamanjisthaghan Ghanvati
  4. Punarnava capsules
  5. Boswellia curcimin

Herbal Remedies for Orchitis

Herbal Remedies for Orchitis

1. Gokshuradi Guggul

It contains numerous herbs which work for the betterment of the reproductive system. Ingredients of the formulation include gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), black pepper (Piper nigrum), guggulu (Commiphora mukul), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), pippali (Piper longum), mustak (Cyperus rotundus), amla (Emblica officinale), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula). These herbs alleviates pain due to orchitis. Further it helps in managing urinary tract infections and other infectious conditions related to the reproductive system and urinary tract system. Moreover it improves the overall wellness of the two systems.

Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.

2. Septrin Tablets

The formulation is a blend of various herbs including guggul (Commiphora mukul). Haridra (Curcuma longa), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), sonth (Zingiber officinale), marich (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum). These herbs have anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic properties. Therefore it is the best formulation for orchitis. As it reduces inflammation and pain. Also is beneficial in fighting disease causing pathogens. Septrin tablets are a miracle.

Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.

3. Mahamanjisthaghan vati

It contains Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). It is the kwath ghan of manjishtha. It has anti-inflammatory properties. It also has healing power. It also has a soothing effect on the urinary mucosa and overall reproductive system. As it pacifies pitta dosha.Therefore it is beneficial in Orchitis.

Dosage : Two tablets twice a day after meals with plain water.

4. Punarnava Capsules

Capsules contain punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) extract. It has diuretic properties therefore it kicks out disease causing agents such as bacterias and viruses by increased urine output. It clears the urinary tract by increasing urinary frequency. Furthermore, it is beneficial in reducing the inflammation of the testis.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

It is filled with the goodness of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa).  It is anti-inflammatory and has analgesic and antiseptic properties which are required to treat the inflammatory condition of the teticle/testis and also the cause behind the inflammation.

Dosage : One capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.

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As we have discussed Orchitis with its causes and treatment in both contemporary as well as Ayurvedic systems of medicines. In males, both the reproductive and urinary systems are in proximity therefore the infection spreads from each other at a fast rate. Furthermore, the treatment of the aforesaid disease is needed at emergency level because of its complication of infertility. Above mentioned products are enriched with properties that are required to treat orchitis. Products work impeccably in managing the disease with its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial, antifungal activities. Planet Ayurveda’s products are providing relief from many issues of the reproductive and urinary system. Planet Ayurveda and its formulations are successfully providing healthy life to its patients.