A 20-year-old male asked:
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after i have finished my doxycycline for epididymitis-orchitis why do i still hve swelling?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Needs recheck: this is a serious infection, sometimes with resistant bacteria. I suggest a recheck and reevalaution with examination with perhaps a change in antibiotic therapy. Remember- no sexual relations until cleared.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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Dr. Nicole Touchet
29 years experience Family Medicine
May take time: It may take a few more days for the swelling to completely resolve. If it does not, or if you have increased swelling, redness, pain or fever, you should see your doctor.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Normal: Some degree of swelling and firmness will persist for a couple of months but will be gradually getting less.If pain gets worse go back to the doctor.A scrotal support is a good idea.Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018

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See your doctor: With all those antibiotics, you certainly do not have any bacterial infection causing this problem. Discuss witih the doctor treating you.
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Not known to: Orchids and epididymitis are infections and typically are cured with antibiotics. Trying masturbation will not hurt. All the best.
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