Phimosis surgery, also called circumcision, consists of cutting and removing a part of the skin of the penis. In case of complications during surgery or recovery, involving inflammation of the penis or risk of infection, it could indeed lead to testicular orchitis. However, this does not usually happen.
Can phimosis surgery lead to orchitis?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/02/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)