Health True of False

A ten year boy who appears ill develops orchitis. The most likely explanation for this is he has cancer

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  1. False. Orchitis is an infection of the testes in males. This infection can either be viral or bacterial. Does not necessarily mean cancer.

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    posted by Ann
  2. so he could develop orchitis if he is being sexually abused ? thanks again

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    posted by Victoria
  3. Orchitis can be transmitted via STD, so yes. However, in boys, there are other causes. Mumps can lead to orchitis in boys, as can other things.

    http://www.emedicinehealth.com/inflammation_of_the_testicle_orchitis/page2_em.htm

  4. Not absolutely positive on that one.

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    posted by Ann

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