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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Instead,...: Instead of digging on what bacteria cab be accountable for epididymitis, it would be more worthwhile to figure out why you got testicular pain x 1 yr. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
7-10 days: 7 days is as good as ten days, most of the times, provided you don't have severe pain and fever.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not reliable: Clarithromycin is not effective against E. coli or most other non-STD causes of epididymitis.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (trans ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it could: Inflammation causes swelling.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and yes: Painful and difficult to initiate urination can occur with prostatitis. It is treatable and potentially curable depending upon the causative agent an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
39 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: all of the states you mentioned can cause the prostate to enlarge. What of equal if not more importance is the degree of tenderness you experience es ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Schnur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many symptoms: Pelvic pressure, painful urination, frequency, urgency, fever, low back pain, testicular pain, urethral discharge.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: This diagnosis is a potpourri of various still unknown prostate-related disorders. Thus far, some mystery surrounding it is still in the cloud, its re ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: YES- both partners should be checked, especially if sexual intercourse was unprotected.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
22 years experience Infectious Disease
usually pain: Patients with abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (cpps; category iii in the 1995 national institutes of health prostatitis classifica ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Normally balantitis is a fungal infection, while prostatitis is a bacterial infection and epididymitis is either bacterial or from trauma.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: You will need a genital and prostate exam and a urine analysis and cult culture, as well as a culture examination of fresh prostatic fluid, usually ob ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are...: Diagnosis of fungal epididymitis has been usually made from surgical specimen after removing tesis/epididymis for protracted chronic or acute epididym ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Unknown.: Nonbacterial prostatitis is a generic term given to a syndrome of pelvic pain and urinary symptoms that is often very difficult to classify, work up, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inflamed , infertile: Male infertility is multifactorial but not impossible for any form of inflammation to cause damage and lead to infertility. Causes of inflammation tha ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydial?: Depends on the organism and its susceptibility! Gonorrhea ,Chlamydia and occasional Enterobacteriaceae are the main culprits of Infection! Have your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
No: Diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis made on basis of symptoms, exam, and an abnormal urinalysis and positive urine culture and usually treated with 2-4 ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe, maybe not...: Urethritis itself won't block urine flow, but scarring from past urethritis, or a congenital stricture, could do this and could cause symptoms similar ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are...: The stated scenario indicated you've been treated for epididymitis; hopefully, indeed, you had or have had it. So, you're advised to collect the featu ... Read More
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