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Doctor insights on: Causes For Epididymitis

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Should I be concerned that my re-occurring epididymitis may never go away? 1 year so far.

Should I be concerned that my re-occurring epididymitis may never go away? 1 year so far.

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 features of degree, duration, or interval over time of testicular pain with its detailed sequence of events. &bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce a confirmative DX for reasonable rx. Best wish... ...Read more

Epididymitis (Definition)

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


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Can pain near your left hip be the cause of epididymitis.

Can pain near your left hip be the cause of epididymitis.

No: Hip pain in a twenties male is not usual referral pattern of pain from testes/epididymitis, which has severe pain in the scrotum on one side with pain to direct palpation. Causes could include hernia, hip bursitis, or referred pain from disordered sacroiliac joint, which does refer pain to groin. Sees primary doctor to get properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have balanitis (unknown cause) possible epididymitis and prostatitis. Can the cause of all these things be related to each other?

I have balanitis (unknown cause) possible epididymitis and prostatitis. Can the cause of all these things be related to each other?

Yes and no: While prostatitis and epididymitis often have a common bacterial origin due to the anatomic linkage of the two structures from the vas deferens, balanitis is usually caused by a fungal organism. ...Read more

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Salmonella can cause uti/epididymitis?

Possible.: It is rather unusual, but salmonella can cause epididymitis. If you feel that this is the case, you should see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I reverse my testicular atrophy as a cause of epididymitis? If so how, please!?

Can I reverse my testicular atrophy as a cause of epididymitis? If so how, please!?

Unlikely: Testicular atrophy is usually caused by chronic long term infection, poor blood flow, history of hernia repair, undescended testicle, hormone imbalance, varicocele, or history of testis trauma. Epididymitis in a young man can be caused by a sexual disease most commonly or a urine infection. A low sperm count can be treated with medication or surgery. A urologist can recommend a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an isolated infection causing chronic epididymitis, like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, will not show up in a urine test?

Is it possible that an isolated infection causing chronic epididymitis, like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, will not show up in a urine test?

Urethritis: A concomminant urethritis can be suggested in urine, but the caveat is that the specimen should be the first voided sampling (to contain the "washout" from the urethra (as opposed to the "midstream" clean catch specimen). ...Read more

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Can a past history of epididymitis cause erectal dysfunction? The cause of the epididymitis was straining to lift a heavy object 40 years ago.

Can a past history of epididymitis cause erectal dysfunction? The cause of the epididymitis was straining to lift a heavy object 40 years ago.

No relation: Epididymitis will not cause erectile dysfunction, certainly not 40 years later. You're at an age when ED becomes quite common, usually with no particular cause known. (It doesn't matter now, but 40 years ago it was thought physical strain could cause epididymitis. We now know that doesn't happen. It is much more likely you had an infection, e.g. chlamydia.) ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause epididymitis?

Can excessive masturbation cause epididymitis?

No: If you're rough-and-tumble with yourself and you don't have good support of your testes and their attachments, you may end up getting sore. By contrast, real epididymitis is an infection. ...Read more

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If the cause of my epididymitis is not infection, will ciprofloxacin help at all? Prescribed 500 mg×2 for 20 days.

See details: The cause of epididymitis is usually a bacterial infection and the responsible bacteria are usually identified in about 80% of cases. Two main groups of organisms cause most cases of epididymitis: sexually transmitted organisms and coliforms. Antibiotics are often required for this infection. Viruses and some medications can be the causes and no antibiotics would be needed then. ...Read more

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Can the fungal organism responsible for balanitis also cause epididymitis and/or prostatitis?

Not usually: Normally balantitis is a fungal infection, while prostatitis is a bacterial infection and epididymitis is either bacterial or from trauma. ...Read more

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Could a varicoselectomy or an inguinal hernia cause epididymitis?

Hernia: Generally speaking, no. The usual predisposing factors for epididymitis are frequent urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary flow problems from prostatic hypertrophy. In addition, recent surgery, especially in the urogenital region can cause it as well, so theoretically, a recent varicoselectomy could cause it. Best to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can the fungal organism responsible for balanitis further cause epididymitis and/or prostatitis especially if its affecting urethra?

Balanitis is surface: I suspect this fungal infection, candida, would not cause the conditions you mention. Balanitis is a superficial infection; the other conditions are internal and caused by a bacteria. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause epididymitis? If not, then how can masturbation cause testicular pain? I have chronic pain from time to time. Only right side.

Can masturbation cause epididymitis? If not, then how can masturbation cause testicular pain? I have chronic pain from time to time. Only right side.

Not epididymitis: Masturbation cannot cause epididymitis. Frequent ejaculations can cause pelvic pain or discomfort that can be perceived in the testicles ("blue balls"), but that's not likely to involve only one testicle. Try laying off masturbation several days and see if it makes a difference. If not or still concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I taken one time cipro (ciprofloxacin) dose for chlamydia which has caused epididymitis. When will it go back to normal? Could it be something else?

I taken one time cipro (ciprofloxacin) dose for chlamydia which has caused epididymitis. When will it go back to normal? Could it be something else?

MisinformtIon?: This doesn't compute. Ciprofloxacin does not treat chlamydia. Maybe you misunderstood what antibiotic was prescribed -- maybe azithromycin? But a single dose is not usually adequate for epididymitis. If under a doctor's care, check back with him or her; or maybe second option from an infectious diseases or STD specialist. If you're treating yourself, find a doctor ASAP for proper care. Good luck. ...Read more

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If e.Coli is found in urine culture. Does this causes prostatitis or epididymitis or any other infections? What are the treatments for e.Coli?

If e.Coli is found in urine culture. Does this causes prostatitis or epididymitis or any other infections? What are the treatments for e.Coli?

Maybe: E. Coli in a man's urine is most often a sign of incomplete bladder emptying. This may lead to epididymitis from increased back pressure along the vas. See a urologist. ...Read more

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E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

ECOLI: This is one of the most common causes of urinary and genital tract infections. It is found in many forms in the GI tract. The drug sensitivity will tell which antibiotic is best for treatment. ...Read more

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Fungal epididymitis treatment? Types of fungus capable of causing epididymitis?

Epididymitis: What causes epididymitis?
Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate.
Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this.
Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read more

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Can stis, cause varicoceles? I.E. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia? Especially if those infections are chronic and causing further syndromes as epididymitis?

Can stis, cause varicoceles? I.E. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia? Especially if those infections are chronic and causing further syndromes as epididymitis?

No it is not infecti: -related. The infections have nothing to do with causing your varicocele. I would advise you to quit worrying about this problem as it is fairly harmless. Take a mild pain medicine like paracetamol and ignore the varicocele. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis cause a lump on side of testicle?

Yes: Epididymitis, which is inflammation of the epididymis, can result in a firmer enlargement of the area just behind the testicle. The area is also usually tender to the touch. It is important to get your urine tested to make sure that you do not have a urinary tract infection that is not contributing to the inflammation. An ultrasound may also be done to ensure that there is no mass present. ...Read more

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Is Post void residual urine 55ml normal for 28 yrs old male. Can it result in recurrent uti? Can epididymitis cause this condition?

Is Post void residual urine 55ml normal for 28 yrs old male. Can it result in recurrent uti? Can epididymitis cause this condition?

Here are some...: A residual urine at 55 ml is slightly higher than its normal for one at 28, but the questions on if PVR is detected by catheter or ultrasound, if done right after "normal" voiding without waiting too long with an overdistended bladder, & if technically done correctly. Even done as suggested, one should correlate the value with clinical profile and voiding pattern so to decide its validity for you. ...Read more

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This week I was diagnosed w/epididymitis caused by chlamydia. Is that something that would happen right away or could I have had chlamydia for a year?

This week I was diagnosed w/epididymitis caused by chlamydia. Is that something that would happen right away or could I have had chlamydia for a year?

Probably more recent: Chlamydia usually is cleared by the immune system long before a year. More likely this is a more recent infection, probably under 3 months and maybe under a month. ...Read more

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How is chemical epididymitis (caused by urine backflow with no infection) treated?

Here are some...: Still treat it empirically with antibiotics & pain medication because it's technically impossible to verify it with culture. How to treat a 22-yo man with clinical epididymitis? It is reasonable to use Azithromycin or doxycycline after reviewing history + physical exam + timely testing as needed - to attest: Most care is based on INDIRECT evidence from continual collection & analysis of experience ...Read more