Orchitis refers to the inflammation of testicles. It can be one-sided (unilateral) or both sided (bilateral). In most cases, orchitis is caused by a bacterial infection or a viral infection. Homeopathic treatment for orchitis carries an excellent scope to treat the problem for long-term results. Homeopathic medicines for orchitis boost the body’s immune system to fight the infection causing orchitis and promote natural healing. They help reduce the inflammation in the testicles and manage the associated symptoms like pain in the testicles, heaviness in the testicles, groin pain, painful / burning urination, painful ejaculation, and discharge from the penis.
Homeopathic Remedies for Orchitis
Clematis Erecta – Homeopathic Remedy for Orchitis with Painful, Inflamed, Swollen Testicles
Clematis Erecta is a natural homeopathic medicine used to treat orchitis. It is prepared from the leaves and stem of a plant named ‘Virgin’s Bower’ that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. A person needing Clematis Erecta has painful, inflamed, and swollen testicles. A bruised feeling in the testicles may be present, along with a drawing or shooting pain in the testes. The pain from testicles tends to extend to the groins and the thighs. Swelling in the groin on the same side as that of the inflamed testicles also appears. Sometimes, a pinching pain is felt in the testicles. The testicles are also painful to touch. Walking worsens the pain.
Clematis is also indicated for a burning pain that appears during ejaculation. The patient may have a history of gonorrhea.
Rhododendron Chrysanthum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis when Testicles are Sore and Painful to Touch
Rhododendron Chrysanthum is a natural medicine prepared from fresh leaves of a plant commonly named ‘Yellow Snow Rose.’ The natural order of this plant is Ericaceae. Use of Rhododendron is considered when testicles are very sore and painful to touch. The soreness extends from the testicles to abdomen, thighs or perineum. The nature of pain in the testicles varies from drawing, sticking, bruised, pressing, pricking or tearing. The pain in testicles gets worse from sitting, and there is relief from motion or walking. A thin discharge from the urethra may be present. Fever may attend orchitis. There may be enlargement of testicles after chronic orchitis and swelling of testicles post gonorrhea.
Spongia Tosta – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Stitching, Shooting Pain in Testicles
Spongia Tosta is indicated for orchitis with stitching and shooting pain in the testicles. The pain from the testicles may extend to the groin and the spermatic cord. Pain in testicles can get worse from touch. In a few cases that call for the use of Spongia, a pinching or squeezing pain in the testicles is felt. Along with orchitis, the epididymis may be enlarged and hardened. A heated sensation in the scrotum, testicle and spermatic cord is usually present.
Conium Maculatum – Natural Homeopathic Cure for Orchitis with Painful Ejaculation
Conium Maculatum is a natural medicine for orchitis where the affected person experiences painful ejaculation. The testicles are swollen with cutting pains in testicles.
The pain from testicles extends to the root of the penis. Sometimes, pressing and tearing pains in testes may be present. It is also indicated for very severe pains in the testicles that appear during the night, often waking the person from sleep.
Pulsatilla Nigricans – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Orchitis following Mumps Infection
Pulsatilla Nigricans is a natural remedy for orchitis prepared from a plan called ‘Wind Flower.’ This plant belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla Nigricans offers natural homeopathic treatment for orchitis that follows a mumps infection. There is an aching, burning pain in the swollen testicles. The testes are also sore with tearing, lacerating or burning pains. Testicles are very tender to touch. Sometimes, there may be a severe, pressing pain in testicles. The pain may extend to the abdomen and loins. Standing and walking worsens the testicle pain. A deep-seated pain is felt in the groins too. Fever, nausea, and vomiting may arise with orchitis. Along with a swollen testicle, the epididymis is also swollen (a condition known as epididymitis). A thick yellow or yellow-green discharge from the penis may be present.
Nux Vomica – Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Swelling and Hardness of Testicles
Nux Vomica is indicated when there is inflammation of testicles with swelling and hardness. The testes are sensitive and painful to touch. A pain of constrictive, and drawing nature is present in the testicles. Pressure and motion worsen the pain. Cramp-like pain and contraction in spermatic cord may be felt. A thin discharge from the penis may appear. Burning on urinating is also present.
Merc Sol – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Gonorrhea Infection
Merc Sol is a well-indicated natural remedy for orchitis linked to a gonorrhea infection. The person needing Merc Sol has swollen, hard testicles with a drawing pain that extends to the groins, abdomen, and legs. There is a yellowish-greenish discharge from the penis. The discharge may be worse at night. Other symptoms include painful erections, burning in the urethra while passing urine.
Cantharis Vesicatoria – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for Orchitis with Painful, Burning Urination
Cantharis Vesicatoria is recommended for orchitis treatment when the testes are swollen, inflamed, and painful. A predominating symptom that indicates the need for this medicine is painful, burning urination. A burning, smarting, pain is intensely felt while passing urine. Sometimes, cutting pain in the urethra is also present. Another attending symptom is burning pain in the urethra after coitus.
The Main Cause of Orchitis
A viral infection that mainly leads to orchitis is mumps. Bacterial orchitis primarily results from epididymitis (infection of epididymis – a coiled tube at the back of the testicle that stores sperm while they mature and transports sperms from testicles to vas deferens).
Bacteria mainly associated with orchitis are E.coli and staphylococcus.
Risk Factors Associated with Orchitis
The risk factors for orchitis from sexually transmitted infections include – having a partner with a sexually transmitted disease, having unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners, or himself having a history of any sexually transmitted infection.
Risk factors for orchitis other than from sexually transmitted infection are – repeated urinary tract infections (UTI’s), any surgery of urinary tract or genitals, congenital problems of the urinary tract, and not being vaccinated against mumps virus.
Signs and Symptoms of Orchitis
The signs and symptoms of orchitis may be present on one side, or on both sided. These symptoms include pain in the testicles, swelling in testicles, heaviness in the swollen testicles, pain in the groin, tenderness in testicles, painful and burning urination, painful ejaculation, blood in the semen, discharge, nausea, fever, vomiting, and swollen lymph nodes of the groin area.