Orchitis and epididymitis from suppressed gonorrhoea, calls for this remedy. The testicles is retracted, enlarged, sensitive and dark red, there are dragging pains along the spermatic cord, and shooting down into the thigh.
*Hamamelis. The keynote for this remedy is exquisite soreness. There is a dull aching pain in the testes and spermatic cords. Franklin thought highly of this remedy in orchitis.
**Oxalic acid. Neuralgic pains in the spermatic cords. **Belladonna. Great sensitiveness, intolerance of pain and reflex neuralgias indicate this remedy.
Gonorrhoeal orchitis, or that brought on from cold, where the testicle is a hard as a stone and very painful, calls for this remedy. It especially reduces the swelling and sensitiveness. The testicles are retracted, drawn up and sensitiveness and pressive pains in the spermatic cords, especially the right. There is much urethral irritation, and the pains are generally aggravated at night by warmth of the bed.
**Gelsemium ” is a superior,” says Helmuth, “when the disease arises from a suppressed gonorrhoeal discharge or from exposure to sudden cold and wet.”.
Chronic orchitis, indurated testicles which tend to atrophy; a characteristic sensation is a feeling in the testicles as if crushed.
**Aurum. Chronic orchitis, worse on right side with neuralgia of the cord.
**Staphisagria has a burning and stinging pain in the right spermatic cord, with drawing in the right testicles.
Produces a hardness and swelling of the testicles, and it is suitable for mal-treated orchitis when there is a squeezing pain in the testicles. It suits chronic orchitis and epididymitis. The spermatic cords are swollen and painful, shooting pains course up the spermatic cord. In orchitis it follows **Pulsatilla and Hamamelis.