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A 21-year-old male asked about a 17-year-old male:

Urology if my doctor don't have ultrasound how the epidydymitis diagnosed??? with urine test ???

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The same way it was diagnosed in the years before ultrasound. Physical exam and urine tests/symptoms. If I put pressure on the area/it hurts/you have a discharge and puss in the urine you have epididymitis. The US is a nice way to confirm the diagnosis.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Epididymitis is acute and rarely chronic. In acute the epidid. becomes large swollen and painful and is diagnosed by exam and history. Recovery takes a few weeks with treatment. Chronic is frequently misdiagnosed for chronic/ recurrent pain in the area. Tests should be done mostly to confirm a suspected diagnosis. See a good urologist who will do any required tests and urine if needed.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2021


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