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after epididymal-orchitis infection recovered, what's the shortest amount of time for swelling that can be seen to go away?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: If antibiotics used is "perfectly" effective and given at its early stage, you will see drastic decrease in pain and swelling in 3-7 days and these symptoms usually fade away in 2-3 weeks. Occasionally, residual swelling may linger and last for months , even forever. In short, the course & pace of symptomatic resolution widely vary among individuals reflecting the virulence & stage of the disease.
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
4 to 5 weeks: Supportive measures Ice packs, Scrotal Supports, NSAIDs by mouth and making sure you finished the antibiotic course if it was a bacterial infection! Urology follow up1

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