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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)

Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis or part of the accessory sex organs of the male. It is found attached to the testicle in the scrotum and is where sperm swim after being ...Read more


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What is chronic epididymitis?

What is chronic epididymitis?

Chronic inflammation: This is a chronic condition usually resulting from infection. This is a structure around the testicle that becomes tender and is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. This is not life-threatening although it can impact a man's daily activities from discomfort and pressure. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic epididymitis?

Difficult problem: Chronic epididymitis is difficult to treat as the cause is unknown, and there haven't been enough studies to determine the best treatment. Antibiotics usually don't help and there is varying success with NSAIDS and other medications. Removal of the epididymus has cured the pain in many, but not all, patients. Nevertheless, there is a 60-90% chance it will cure the pain.Get more urological opinions ...Read more

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When i sit down, my spermatic cord turns really dark and painful. I suffer from chronic epididymitis. What is going on?

When i sit down, my spermatic cord turns really dark and painful. I suffer from chronic epididymitis. What is going on?

See a urologist: I don't understand how you could see your spermatic cord or localize the pain to that structure. I'm also not sure what you mean by chronic epididymitis. Maybe you should see a urologist. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have a severe flare up of pain from chronic epididymitis and cannot get ahold of your urologist?

Go to ER: If having a severe flare up of pain, you need to be seen. You can go to your er and also have them contact the doctor on call for your urologist. The pain may or may not be related to your previous complaint -- and there are some very urgent other causes for testicular pain. Be safe. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of testicular damage/infarction in chronic epididymitis?

What is the prevalence of testicular damage/infarction in chronic epididymitis?

Not: That common, but certainly needs to be discussed with your urologist for a more specific answer related to you not the population in general. ...Read more

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My testicular length has shrunk from 5 to 3.4 cm. How can I reverse this? I do not use steroids but have chronic epididymitis of unknown etiology.

Testicular size: There is nothing you can do to increase the size of your testicles. My biggest concern is why you have chronic epididymitis at age 21. Have you been exposed to std's? Have you had mumps? I would recommend a urological workup to rule out other possible causes of your problem. ...Read more

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Weird moldy white stuff grows on scrotum only after shower and comes off when i touch it. Are my nuts rotting? I suffer chronic epididymitis pain

Weird moldy white stuff grows on scrotum only after shower and comes off when i touch it. Are my nuts rotting? I suffer chronic epididymitis pain

Check for STD: You need to consult your doctor or an urologist. Your nuts are not rotting, it is the shell that is troublesome. ...Read more