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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

Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...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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Swelling in my left testicle and a soft mass behind it next to the epididymis. I can also feel tiny Bb knot almost in Epididymitis that comes And goes?

Swelling in my left testicle and a soft mass behind it next to the epididymis. I can also feel tiny Bb knot almost in Epididymitis that comes And goes?

This: Needs an IN PERSON EXAM for the answer...your age is not included but ANY mass in the scrotum needs serious attention

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...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

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I have pain radiating from both epididymis to (vas deferens becomes hard) its from 4-5 years. No blood in urine+semen. CBC is normal. Is it epididymitis?

Most likely, yes.: You should go to a competent urologist to determine if this is of infectious origin, and requires proper antibiotic treatment, or of some other physical obstruction. But, do this ASAP!
Surprised that you have endured this for several years with no definitive diagnosis! You need to see a proper urologist who can resolve this problem for you! ...Read more

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Pain from epididymitis I recently got epididymitis and my testicles also got swollen is that a feature of the epididymitis

Pain from epididymitis I recently got epididymitis and my testicles also got swollen is that a feature of the epididymitis

Swelling: Swelling can occur with epididymyitis. If you have persistent swelling, redness, if you get severe pain, fever, or vomiting then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain and swollen lymph nodes in my leg I had an ultrasound they said I had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain and swollen lymph nodes in my leg I had an ultrasound they said I had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

All part of the same: Acute epididymitis is usually caused by bacteria and can also effect the penis. You need to continue antibiotics and need to follow up with your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain groin, and swollen lymph nodes in my leg I had an ultrasound they said I had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

Went 2 ER 4 inflamed testicle pain groin, and swollen lymph nodes in my leg I had an ultrasound they said I had epididymitis now my penis is inflamed?

Reevaluation: You should be on antibiotics. If you are and you are getting worse so that the infection has spread to your penis, then you need to be evaluated. Inflammation of the skin is termed cellulitis, and should be controlled as soon as possible. Go back to the er first since they will be able to document any changes and contact an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Day1-kicked in testicle, pain passed in 4 min day2 - discomfort in testicle when sitting day3 - testicle sowllen, pain in palpation day4-epididymitis?

See your doctor soon: Bleeding is a distinct possibility, inflammation also a risk. See your doctor or er quickly to make sure you avoid any potential and possibly permanent damage. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have enlarged or swollen epididymus on the left testicle? I recently done scrotum usg and the report says this.

Is it normal to have enlarged or swollen epididymus on the left testicle? I recently done scrotum usg and the report says this.

No: A swollen epididymis is not normal. Is it painful? This is often caused by an inflammation and can be treated. It would be helpful if I could see the ultrasound report. If you like, you can consult me on HealthTap for further evaluation.
Dr. Long ...Read more

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Swollen & painful lymph node in right groin area between pelvis and right thigh. Had it for ages but recently enlarged after vaccinations. What is it?

Swollen & painful lymph node in right groin area between pelvis and right thigh. Had it for ages but recently enlarged after vaccinations. What is it?

Regional adenopathy: For a young man with a history of STI I will rather investigate the possibility of another STI as the nodes in this region are commonly affected with such infections. Assessment of infection in the lower extremities and other more serious pathologies should be screened out. I will like to recommend a consult with Infectious Dse. MD in the network for continued evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Swollen groin lymph nodes that are tender to touch & feel enlarged. Given 10 days of keflex, no change. Mri of pelvis did not reveal any swollen nodes?

Swollen groin lymph nodes that are tender to touch & feel enlarged. Given 10 days of keflex, no change. Mri of pelvis did not reveal any swollen nodes?

MRSA cellulitis?: Are they really lymph nodes and not localized skin infections? The fact that they are painful suggests infection. The lack of response to Keflex suggests methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa). I would recommend seeing your doctor and getting a medication that works for MRSA in your community (could be Clindamycin or bactrim; your local doctor will know best). ...Read more

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My testicle has swollen up to size of kiwi. I've had epidymitis before. Is this a repeat of the same condition or possiblypossibly cancer?

Swollen Testicle: Testicular cancer risk peaks in your 30's. It is typically a painless hard nodule found on the testicle. Swelling of the testicle or orchitis can be due to trauma, infectious, noninfectious or twisted tubes to the testicle. I suggest you see your family physician and get it properly evaluated. ...Read more

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I suddenly discovered a painless lump over the right epididymis 1 year ago. It is now 0.5 cm. Suddenly it become painful and swollen. What to do?

I suddenly discovered a painless lump over the right epididymis 1 year ago. It is now 0.5 cm. Suddenly it become painful and swollen. What to do?

Ask your doc...: Most likely, it is just an innocuous epididymal cyst and unnecessary to do anything with it. Any procedure on it will likely result in a state of blocking a vase deferens - vasectomy. So, try taking antibiotics like doxycycleine or Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Bactrim-DS x 5-7 days and see, or just watch, wait, and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more

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Will swollen epididymis from over masturbation go back to normal? There is pain in the crotch area.

Will swollen epididymis from over masturbation go back to normal? There is pain in the crotch area.

You assume: You assume your swelling is due to overuse, but you may have a true epididymitis caused by germs. Unless this clears quickly you should have it evaluated. Medical treatment may be indicated. ...Read more

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Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Scrotal swelling: Scrotal swelling may be associated with fullness of the contents including testicles, veins, or fluid retention. If it is not painful, this is generally a good sign. Causes may include hydrocele (fluid collection) or varicocele (vein engorgement). These are both relatively benign and should not cause concern. ...Read more

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Sex with girlfriend 1 year ago, she pulled my testicles. Left epididymis swollen and hurts time to time, feels/looks stretched away from testicle.?

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Sex with girlfriend 1 year ago, she pulled my testicles. Left epididymis swollen and hurts time to time, feels/looks stretched away from testicle.?

Unlikely related...: Once pulled testicles would very unlikely left such lingering sequel beyond one year. At 22, I would advise to analyze the onset, duration, interval, progress, evolution, resolution, etc. Of pain as well as sex lifestyle + timely physical exam + testing as needed so to at least rule out: torsion or STD-/UTI-related epididymitis. How? Follow advice inhttp://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

Epididymitis (Definition)

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