AUAUniversity Podcast Series: Episode No. 55

Chronic Orchialgia - An Algorithm For Successful Treatment

Host: Victor Nitti, MD
Guest: David Shin, MD

Chronic orchialgia or testicular pain is a challenging disease to treat for both the patient and urologist because the perception and resolution of pain is often subjective in nature. With a national trend towards treatment away from opioid use, it is important that clinicians utilize an algorithm focusing on non-narcotic use for medication treatment as well as be able to offer office-based or surgical therapies when medical therapy fails.
After today’s podcast, learners will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast pathological and non-pathological etiologies of scrotal pain
2. Summarize the rationale for different medication therapies and incorporate an algorithm for treatment
3. Distinguish various surgical treatment options depending upon etiology