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Doctor insights on: Can I Have Sex While Curing Epididymitis

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How long does epididymitis take to go away? May it be back again? May I have sex when I have it?

How long does epididymitis take to go away? May it be back again? May I have sex when I have it?

Will vary.: The treatment of epididymitis depends on the cause. In younger men, it is usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually transmitted infections. Treatment depends on the antibiotic, and can last up to 10 days. The symptoms, however, may persist for weeks despite adequate treatment. I would not resume sex until you and your partner are evaluated & treated. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Recovering from chronic inflammatory epididymitis. Have not had sex for two weeks for still sore. Is it OK to have sex once a week if cautious?

Recovering from chronic inflammatory epididymitis. Have not had sex for two weeks for still sore. Is it OK to have sex once a week if cautious?

Here are some. ..: Pain inside the sac may be or not be related with epididymitis. If indeed related, treated, & followed properly, you may proceed with regular sex. Of course, make sure your partner has been adequately treated and followed. As to the reality of testicular pain, seek timely professional attention & counseling. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis be hereditary? If not, what are the possible causes other than intercourse (i've none in 4-5mos, and started hurting 3 days ago)?

Can epididymitis be hereditary? If not, what are the possible causes other than intercourse (i've none in 4-5mos, and started hurting 3 days ago)?

Hereditary, No.: There are a number of causes of epididymitis, including sexually transmitted infections, infections from inside your own body (prostate, blood, urine), certain medications, tuberculosis, heavy lifting or straining, viral infections (mumps), trauma, etc.

Hereditary is not a risk factor, although, being uncircumcised, high risk sex, enlarged prostate, medical procedures, etc. Can be. ...Read more

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Does the epididymitis or prostatitis affect my sex life?

It can: Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, which is a tube located at the back of the testicles. The tube stores and carries sperm. It is caused by an infection, usually a bacterial or a sexually transmitted infection. Symptoms can include: painful and swollen scrotum, pain with intercourse and ejaculation, blood in the semen. See your doctor for testing and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I may have epididymitis from oral sex with sex worker 4 months ago. Was on antibiotics but no relief in pain. Can this go away on its own? Infertile?

I may have epididymitis from oral sex with sex worker 4 months ago. Was on antibiotics but no relief in pain. Can this go away on its own? Infertile?

Unlikely...: Epididymitis is rarely acquired from oral sex. It could happen due to gonorrhea, but rarely. What are your symptoms? Pain in both testicles is almost never epididymitis, which almost always is one sided, with marked swelling and tenderness. And non-improvement on antibiotics is evidence against infection of any kind. Google "chronic pelvic pain syndrome" and see if it matches your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is epididymitis caused by HIV and could this be felt 5 days after unprotected oral sex? I tested negative for all the minor STD'S

No.: The most frequent cause of epididymitis in your age would be gonorrhea or chlamydia. You may need antibiotics for other bacteria causing the issue. If you think you are at risk for HIV get tested but HIV itself does not cause epididymitis. Did you have a scrotal ultrasound by chance to confirm the diagnosis? ...Read more

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Coukd epididymitis be caused by HIV. Would I feel the symptoms 5 days after unprotected oral sex? I tested negative for all the minor STD'S

HIV is not this: No. Absolutely not. HIV is a virus and is spread throughout the body by blood. It does not cause any specific infection such as epidydimitis. Your question is so far out of left field I am having a hard time figuring out what you are really asking. Do you have HIV? ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex using condoms during treatment of epididymitis? Does sex at this stage increase the infection?

Epididymitis: The vast majority of pts with epididymitis are not capable of transmitting the infection to others sexually. A small percentage have prostatitis/urethritis caused by an std organism as the underlying infection which can descend down to the epididymis. Most of the time those men will have symptoms of std along with, or preceding the epididymal inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have epididymitis without UTI and I've never had sex. I have mild pain at the back of the testis and up into my abdomen area.

Possible. ..: Non-bacterial or non-STD-related epididymitis does happen to few men in strenuous exercise withholding a full bladder like those having observed in army new recruits / trainees. Nonetheless, it's a good idea to seek professional confirmation, if possible, for personal observation. Meanwhile, I would like to admire you for being able to write & spell such English sentences at 15 - better than many ...Read more

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Diagnosed with epididymitis but std x 2 and uti tests clear pain persists L testicle and L back. 14 2 x day doxyc prior results. Is it safe to hv sex?

Diagnosed with epididymitis but std x 2 and uti tests clear pain persists L testicle and L back. 14 2 x day doxyc prior results. Is it safe to hv sex?

Recheck with doctor: You'll need to ask the doctor or clinic treating you. You're close to the age (35) after which most epididymitis is not an STD. However, most of those have positive UTI tests. I have to wonder if you had something other than epididymitis (prostate problem?), and lack of clear response to doxycycline suggests something other than bacterial infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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R testicle and low ab pain wk after unpro sex. Doc say epididymitis and gave 10day levaquin. No better had std/UTI tests 6wk later & clear? Is it STD

R testicle and low ab pain wk after unpro sex. Doc say epididymitis and gave 10day levaquin. No better had std/UTI tests 6wk later & clear? Is it STD

Prostate? CPPS?: These are atypically mild symptoms for sexually acquired epididymitis. The only STD causes of epididymitis (gonorrhea and chlamydia) should have responded rapidly to levofloxacin and should have had positive tests. My guess is no STD and probably no epididymitis. Maybe prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)? Happily, these usually are harmless. Keep working with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burns to pee. Penis hurt for around 2 days after sex. Mild epididymitis. STI tests negative. UTI test shows high leukocyte zero nitrate what could be?

Burns to pee. Penis hurt for around 2 days after sex. Mild epididymitis. STI tests negative. UTI test shows high leukocyte zero nitrate what could be?

2 days too early!: See someone at the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic.

It may be way too early in the infection for the STI tests you took, to test positive. Have yourself retested at an STD clinic; during that visit, the details of your case may prompt the clinician to prescribe you antibiotics for at least a non-gonococcal urethritis. ...Read more

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Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Pre-ovulation: The lh surge detection kits determine approximately 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. This is the time when intercourse should occur. ...Read more

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Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Hymenotomy: Your doctor can perform a hymenotomy to relax the hymenal ring and decrease your symptoms. This can be done in the clinic with a local anesthtic but is most often done in an operating room under adequate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

Stress: 90% of doctor visits are related to stress so I'm right with that answer most of the time. There are some medical conditions & hormone abnormalities that affect libido however. ...Read more

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Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: If already pregnant, that would mean the "period" was not a real menstrual period, because having a real menstrual period clears out the uterus... So having a real menstrual period means not pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Doc. If I have sex 3days in a row there is sometimes a pain inside me depending on how fast he enters, after my orgasm I hav my period. Is it normal??

Doc. If I have sex 3days in a row there is sometimes a pain inside me depending on how fast he enters, after my orgasm I hav my period. Is it normal??

Lubricant: When sex is frequent sometimes using a lubricant helps avoid the trauma to the delicate vaginal tissue. Bleeding after intercourse should be evaluated by an Obgyn. ...Read more

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Is in normal for men to get cuts/tears on his frenulum (banjo string) on his penis from sexual intercourse when not being careful how hard you hav sex?

Is in normal for men to get cuts/tears on his frenulum (banjo string) on his penis from sexual intercourse when not being careful how hard you hav sex?

Not uncommon: Tight frenulum can be painful and make sex less then pleasant. Can easily be taken care of by a minor surgical "frenulotomy" by a urologist unless you have torn it down to the base in which case you have performed the minor operation yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

Epididymitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the tube at the back of the testicle that ...Read more