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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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I have a somewhat swollen epididymis. No insurance or money doctor visit not possible.Wondering how I can relieve possible epididymitis at home please?

I have a somewhat swollen epididymis. No insurance or money doctor visit not possible.Wondering how I can relieve possible epididymitis at home please?

It needs evaluation: I understand your concern and you cannot afford medical treatment. This is an infectious disease problem, I can be sexy transmitted, and needs anabiotic therapy for your long-term benefit. Check to see what type of free clinics are available in your community. It needs treatment. ...Read more

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I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

Epididymo-orchitis.: You are correct in understanding that the epididymis is an appendage of the testicle. However, they are connected, and infections of the epididymis (epididymitis) can lead to infection or at least inflammation of the testicle (orchitis). This inflammatory response causes pain, fullness, swelling, and warmth in the scrotum. He needs evaluation to make sure he is getting appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Must have asked an unclear question. 'can epididymis be felt on one testicle but not on the other one?' epididymis. Not epididymitis.

Must have asked an unclear question. 'can epididymis be felt on one testicle but not on the other one?' epididymis. Not epididymitis.

Possible: Palpating the epididymis may be more pronounced on one side compared to the other. Palpating the epididymis in general may be difficult. If you have had inflammation/infection of one, it may get more pronounced and then more easily palpable at future visits, etc. If any concern for masses, etc, and ultrasound of the testes/scrotum would assess the anatomy in question. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Do mild epididymitis cause sperms to be obstructed? Also, how do I tell if my epididymis have been damaged?

Do mild epididymitis cause sperms to be obstructed? Also, how do I tell if my epididymis have been damaged?

Probably not: It usually takes severe or repeated epididymitis to cause obstruction or significant damage. Mild epididymitis usually does not cause damage, but it can be annoying and hard to clear up. I recommend having it examined and treated. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is this possible that u have epididymitis and there is no swelling every time. My epididymis swells sometimes and it tenders when touched. What is it?

Ultrasound?: There is no way of diagnosing this over the internet, sorry. You could get a recurrent epididymitis, but it would be unlikely to resolve on it's own. You may also have a varicocoele. This is a group of varicose veins in the scrotum. The only way to solve the issue would be an exam and ultrasound if needed. ...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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Chronic epididymitis not getting cured, pain in right leg and right epididymis for 10 months? Please help, i can't afford anymore hospitals.

Chronic epididymitis not getting cured, pain in right leg and right epididymis for 10 months? Please help, i can't afford anymore hospitals.

See below: Usually in cases of true infectious epididymitis, the pain and swelling will resolve for the most part during or after treatment with antibiotics, although residual soreness may persist for several more days or even weeks. In rare instances, chronic pain may develop. If your pain has persisted for more than 3 months, you need to consult an urologist. ...Read more

Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...Read more