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Epididymitis And Prostatitis
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not often: Both conditions can coexist, but rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Some are...: - age: torsion tends to be around puberty vs peididymits/orchitis, in young sexually active adults;std-related. - hx: torsion - acute onset and fast progress vs epididymits - slower progressive course. - voiding sx: none in torsion vs more in epididymits. - ua: normal in torsion vs pyuria in eoididymitis. - timely doppler us: torsion with poor a. Flow vs diffuse increase flow in epididymits. ...Read more
Here are some ...: In experienced professional mind, awareness, & alert, a detailed history pertaining to the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain in association with possible voiding Sx plus physicals & timely tests such as urinalysis with/without scrotal US will be reasonably easy to pinpoint their diagnoses. In fact, most times, imaging studies are not practically needed despite its ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics and analgesics/anti-inflmmatory medications are the mainstay of treatment initially for prostatitis and bladder infections. If caught and treated early, the cure rate is very high. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can progress to chroinc prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just treated for bacterial orchitis (testicle infection) took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)macrobid, doxycline, full courses. Testicle is still moderately hard/ bulges out.
May be..., but...: Prostatitis has been one of most commonly overused, miused, & even abused diagnoses assigned to men having possible prostate-related symptoms, and interpreting the findings of cystoscopy can be examiner-subjective to a great degree. Hence, what you said is possible. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more
Inflamed , infertile: Male infertility is multifactorial but not impossible for any form of inflammation to cause damage and lead to infertility. Causes of inflammation that might not be bacterial include virus, autoimmune, chemical exposure , trauma , etc. See a urologist and treating potential causes may help fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr lin. orchitis nitrofurantoin follow-up.Had scrotal ultrasound for pain and inflammation. Showed orchitis only. No std. No other issues/mass. ?
Here are some ...: I appreciate your patience. Now, we got things almost meaningfully together. Despite reporting orchitis on US, I would leave it alone after completing 1-2 courses of antibiotics for bacterial or STD infection, as long as you're reasonably comfortable. Remember the US report, to a degree & extent, tends to be reviewer-subjective so all the findings have to correlate with clinical pictures for ... ...Read more
Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis
veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?
No, but...: Varicocele is an inborn anomaly of pampiniform venous plexus present in some 15%pf men with some 90% on left side & 10% on both, but bearing no clinical significance in most of cases. Besides, varicocele has no direct connection with epididymitis although it may cause some symptoms like fullness or ache after a long standing like that in the lower legs with varicose veins. Best... ...Read more