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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 are your treatment options for epididymitis?

See comment: Epididymitis, inflammation of the "coils" of small tubes transporting sperm when inflammed cause swelling and varying degree of pain.
1) Treatment with antibiotic
2) Elevate the scrotum
3)Use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen 3 x
a day
4) When feasible stay off your feet for few days
All these should be under direction of a urologist, or at least any doctor ...Read more

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How long does epididymitis last, after the antibacterial treatment? And what changes should I expect?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis is uncomfortable and difficult to eradicate completely. Your best bet for preventing relapses or recurrences is aggressive antibiotic treatment initially.. ...Read more

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I have epididymitis and I read a lot about failed treatment, are there any cases where treatment is actually successful?

Yes: Epi occurs mostly after heavy lifting with a full bladder. resulting in chemical epi. Get it once, about 30% chance of getting again. Get it 2x.. about 100% of getting it again. Treat with antibiotics, hot sitz baths, pain meds, scrotal support and empty bladder before straining at work or play. Close to 95% chance of cure the first time. ...Read more

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Which medicine for the treatment of prostatitis and epididymitis is most effective?

Sensitive antibiotic: Infection in the urinary tract due to a bacteria, is best treated with an antibiotic for which the bacteria is sensitive. ...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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How long does it take to not feel ill after epididymitis treatment? Day 2 of ciprofloxacin 500mg 2 x daily.

How long does it take to not feel ill after epididymitis treatment? Day 2 of ciprofloxacin 500mg 2 x daily.

Here are some...: If the bacteria treated is sensitive to the used antibiotic at its early stage (before abscess formation), the related pain should start to ease in 1-2 days and fade in 5-7 days, but its related hardness may linger for weeks and even last forever. To learn more on some uncertainty and variety in response to treatment, seek evaluation and counseling. Best wish to health & recovery. ...Read more

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If 2 weeks of ofloxacin is enough to cure epididymitis. Could the feeling I still have slowly disappear without any further treatment?

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Yes, . ..: A 2-week course of antibiotics will cure most of infection-related epididymitis if sensitive. But resolution ache and induration will take time, but in a highly variable duration and occasionally, complete disappearance of both may linger or be impossible. So, wait and see; let your body do the job and time tell the story of you. ...Read more

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I can feel my right epididymis but can't feel the left one. My right epididymis sometimes tenders and swells. Is it inflamed? Epididymitis? Treatment?

I can feel my right epididymis but can't feel the left one. My right epididymis sometimes tenders and swells. Is it inflamed? Epididymitis? Treatment?

Infection: It sounds like you may have epididymitis. This is an infection or inflammation in the epididymus (the part of the testicle that holds sperm). This is basically the male version of a uti, which is much less common in men than women. This is definitely worth a visit to the doc for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've had 2 weeks of epididymitis treatment yet I still have inflamation, pain in flicking the testis and sometimes pain above the testicles. Normal?

Epididymitis: Sometimes this condition may last longer than 2 weeks. I would get re examined and perhaps a different antibiotic or even an ultrasound may help ...Read more

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Had epididymitis treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxy 15 ds each and finished the treatment 4 MS ago. Now have no pain only burning, disconfort is it normal?

Had epididymitis treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and doxy 15 ds each and finished the treatment 4 MS ago. Now have no pain only burning, disconfort is it normal?

Epidiydimitis: It is very common for this infection to take a very long time to resolve. I often have my patients on at least six weeks of antibiotics. I would revisit this with your physician. ...Read more

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My testicles are completely numb. Have had chronic (unresponsive to medical treatment) epididymitis for a year. Is this serious? Are my balls alive?

My testicles are completely numb. Have had chronic (unresponsive to medical treatment) epididymitis for a year. Is this serious? Are my balls alive?

Overall health: The testicles are sensitive to a man's overall health. If you have had some serious illness recently, like gangrene as mentioned in your profile, then your testicle can certainly be affected. A scrotal us would provide some information. ...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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Left testicle pain, saw urologist said could b epididymitis despite clear ultrasound. What test should b done before any diagnosis n treatment.

Left testicle pain, saw urologist said could b epididymitis despite clear ultrasound. What test should b done before any diagnosis n treatment.

Maybe: Often times, people equate orchalgia (testicular pain) with epididymitis. Technically, epididymitis results from inflammation/infection of the epididymis which has a very specific appearance on ultrasound. Other than the ultrasound, you should have gotten a urinalysis and/or a urine culture. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for epididymitis?

No natural treatment: There are no effective non-medical treatments for epididymitis. Epididymitis is usually due to an infection of the epididymis, which is on the side of each testicle. Antibiotics are needed to resolve the infection, and anti-inflammatories (such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin) are used to decrease the pain and inflammation. A primary care doctor or a urologist can evaluate such symptoms and start treatment. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend natural treatments for epididymitis?

Can anyone recommend natural treatments for epididymitis?

No: Almost all epididymitis is due to a bacterial infection. Since the epididymis is inside the scrotum, the infection has to be treated by taking oral antibiotics or getting an injection of antibiotics, which will flow through the bloodstream to the epididymis. There are no natural treatments with bacteria-killing abilities that can do this. ...Read more

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What are the test to diagnosed epididymitis? Can it be diagnosed only by urine test and what are the treatments?

What are the test to diagnosed epididymitis? Can it be diagnosed only by urine test and what are the treatments?

Epididymits: Largely diagnosed by history and physical examination by. Urologist. Urinalysis is usually not helpful. ...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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Is ciprofloxacin the best treatment 4 epidydimitis and how long should the course be of 500 mg 2 to be taken a day and how dangerous is ciprofloxacin?

Not the best: At your age, Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is not the best treatment. Epididymitis is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia in young men, and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) won't treat either. The treatment (after doing tests for sexually transmitted infections) is usually with Ceftriaxone plus either Azithromycin or doxycycline. ...Read more

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How long does the epidimys stay tender after treatment for epidimytis?

How long does the epidimys stay tender after treatment for epidimytis?

See below: It may stay tender for up to 4 weeks. Also, the pain and inflammation may recur before it is completely cured. Use anti-inflammatory meds and relative rest to overcome the pain. ...Read more

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How would a urologist (what tool) diagnose recurrent chemical epidymitis a backflow of sterile urine into the ejaculatory ducts? What tools? Treatment

How would a urologist (what tool) diagnose recurrent chemical epidymitis a backflow of sterile urine into the ejaculatory ducts? What tools? Treatment

Answered twice!: This question has been answered twice by me; that is what you need to hear. Hopefully, other colleagues may provide answer to suit what the inquirer likes to hear. If you like further discussion and counseling, welcome to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to log in. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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How can I cure epididymitis? It is cureable or not.?

How can I cure epididymitis? It is cureable or not.?

Antibiotics: May help!
See urologist and be checked for cause and rule out tumor or some STD ...Read more

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Can chronic bilateral epididymitis for 1 year damage fertility? Doctors unable to cure me. No antibiotics work. Lab tests normal. Please help

Yes: Chronic infection can lead to a diminished sperm production as well as scarring in the epididymis to cause obstruction. High oral fluid intake along with hot baths and anti-inflammatory medications may give you some symptomatic relief. Continue to monitor closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have epididymitis given 10 days levofloxcin no cure then tested later for sti clear but pain persists testicles after 2wks doxycycline? Help

Have epididymitis given 10 days levofloxcin no cure then tested later for sti clear but pain persists testicles after 2wks doxycycline? Help

See Urology: The treatment of choice is often azithromycin and cefixime to cover both gonorrhoeae and chlamydia. Fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended due to widespread resistance of gonorrhoeae to this class. Doxycycline may be used as an alternative to azithromycin. In chronic epididymitis, a four- to six-week course of antibiotics may be prescribed to ensure the complete eradication of any possible bacterial cause, especially the various chlamydiae. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for and ways to prevent epidydmitis?

What are effective treatments for and ways to prevent epidydmitis?

Urology question: Causes of acute epididymitis are not known.
Your urologist may recommend prostate exam, avoid strenuous exercise with a full bladder.
Recent catheterization and/or infections are cited as well.
Again, a better question for a urologist. ...Read more

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After chlamydia treatment, my epididymitis was diagnosed as "partially treated." is this accurate?

After chlamydia treatment, my epididymitis was diagnosed as "partially treated." is this accurate?

Chlamydia: You should have a test of cure from your infection. You're either cured or not, partially treated sounds like a treatment failure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have epididymitis: help?

Confirm Dx first...: A good history and physical exam with or without urinalysis can reach a reasonable accurate diagnosis of epididymitis. Then, antibiotics can be used hopefully to shorten the course of this illness. For the time being, collect and record the feature and degree of all symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and then bring those to see, talk, and work with urologist.

Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more