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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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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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Wanted to know if anyone has had experience with an epididymectomy for chronic epididymitis or for post vasectomy problems?

Wanted to know if anyone has had experience with an epididymectomy for chronic epididymitis or for post vasectomy problems?

Yes, ...: For intractable pain with identifiable tenderness and induration in epididymis, epididymectomy can be done for pain relief after properly counseled and examined with realistic expectation. For post-vasectomy pain, vasectomy reversal has been proposed to effectively relive its pain for many. More? Contact me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to health... ...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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Should masturbation be avoided when being treated for chronic epididymitis and prostatitis? 4 week long course of antibiotics.

Should masturbation be avoided when being treated for chronic epididymitis and prostatitis? 4 week long course of antibiotics.

Prostatitis and sex: Yes. Part of the treatment regimen is to reduce the activity of the prostate. And ejaculation requires prostate participation. So sexual activity best be reduced during the treatment period. ...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

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Severe heat in the body at moments (particularly the back). I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Could the heat be from androgen deficiency? Male, 21.

Severe heat in the body at moments (particularly the back). I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Could the heat be from androgen deficiency? Male, 21.

Not likely: By severe heat do you mean a fever? Or do you mean hot flashes? Extremely low testosterone levels cause sensations of hot flashes especially in older patients on treatment for prostate cancer. The likelihood of you having such extremely low testosterone levels is very low at your age. Your doctor can do blood tests to check this as indicated. ...Read more

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Is applying menthol to scrotum for pain relief dangerous or safe? I have been doing it for 2 months since chronic epididymitis diagnosis.

It's safe: If you can stand it. My own hope is that you get your scrotal pain treated effectively -- if you've not gotten a good response after two months on the heavy-duty antibiotics you're taking, you should get with a competent urologist and perhaps seek another explanation, or a nerve block. ...Read more

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Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Unclear: Your chills up the spine are likely not related to your chronic epididymitis. Random, recurring 'chills up the spine' an unusual symptom, possibly suggestive of some overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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Question for urologists: How many epididymectomies have you performed? Have you seen high success rates for chronic epididymitis from past chlamydia?

Question for urologists: How many epididymectomies have you performed? Have you seen high success rates for chronic epididymitis from past chlamydia?

Success not likely: Epididymectomy may be considered for suspicious/possibly malignant masses but if this is the case then concurrent removal of the testicle may be needed. However, for chronic pain, often surgical removal is not effective for symptoms as they can return or never resolve at all even after surgery. Consultation with pain management may be needed if pain is debilitating. ...Read more