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Epididymitis (Overview)

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 formed in the testicle.


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What is the definition or description of: epididymitis?

What is the definition or description of: epididymitis?

Infection: 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 formed in the testicle. ...Read more

Epididymitis (Overview)

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 formed in the testicle.


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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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How long can the symptoms of epididymitis last?

How long can the symptoms of epididymitis last?

Can last a long time: Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis. Treatment with antibiotics usually relieves the symptoms within 3-4 weeks. Hot baths and anti-inflammatories can help. Persistant pain or pain without swelling of the epididymis may be a sign of a different problem such as prostatitis and should be checked by a urologist. ...Read more

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Would scrotal exploration show signs of Epididymitis?

Would scrotal exploration show signs of Epididymitis?

Yes, but not needed: Scrotal exploration surely can see the sign of epididymitis, but in practice, such invasive approach is unnecessary and has no position for diagnosing epididymitis. This Q poses the dilemma between medical necessity and professional possibility; both have to be in balance. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...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.

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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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

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How can I tell if I still have epididymitis?

Epididymitis: Primarily by palpable enlargement of the epididymis and tenderness or pain ...Read more

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Whats is the common test for diagnosing epididymitis? It can be done on insurance card?

Epididymits: Largely diagnosed by history and physical examination by a urologist. Sometimes an ultrasound exam is ordered to confirm. Antibioitics and anti-inflammatory meds are often prescribed. ...Read more