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Is there any association of COVID-19 with Testicular Pain and Epididymo-orchitis
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  • Caner Ediz,
  • Hasan Huseyin Tavukcu,
  • Serkan Akan,
  • Yunus Emre Kizilkan,
  • Adem Alcin,
  • Kerem Oz,
  • Omer Yilmaz
Caner Ediz
Sultan Abdulhamid Han Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
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Hasan Huseyin Tavukcu
Sultan Abdülhamid Han Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Serkan Akan
Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital
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Yunus Emre Kizilkan
Sultan Abdülhamid Han Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Adem Alcin
Sultan Abdülhamid Han Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Kerem Oz
Sultan Abdulhamid Han Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
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Omer Yilmaz
Sultan Abdülhamid Han Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Abstract

Aims: This study aims to analyze the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related testicular pain in hospitalized patients due to COVID-19 and to review as an etiological factor for epididymitis, orchitis or both. Methods: A total of 91 patients were included in the study. A questionnaire was formed for the questioning of testicular pain or epididymo-orchitis in patients with COVID-19. Demophrahics and past medical history was also recorded. Patients’ neutrophil and lymphocyte counts, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratios (NLR), C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and D-dimer values were recorded. Patients with COVID-19 were divided into two groups according to absence or presence of testicular pain or epididymo-orchitis as group 1 and group 2. All results were compared for both groups. Results: The median age of patients was similar in both groups. Testicular pain was occured in 10.98% of the patients. Clinical presentation of epididymo-orchitis was diagnosed in only one patient. No statistically significant difference was reported in terms of patients’ age, levels of CRP and D-Dimer or NLR and results of questionnaire form queries between the two groups (p>0.05). Conclusion: Testicular pain was observed more frequently in hospitalized COVID-19 cases. While no inflammation marker which is related to predict of testicular pain or epididymo-orchitis was found in patients with COVID-19.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

26 Sep 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
27 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
28 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept