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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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Are there any natural treatments for epididymitis?

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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What is it like to be cured epididymitis?

What is it like to be cured epididymitis?

Here are some...: Clinically, the disappearance of local tenderness and induration of the affected epididymis is considered to be cured, but always a recurrence may happen. To learn more on life reality, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Contact me at www/HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in.... ...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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Do majority of people get cured for life with epididymitis? Or do a lot of them have to take antibiotics for the rest of their lives?

Most cured of it: Both infectious and non- infectious causes of epididymitis exists. Infections with bacteria include E. coli, chlamydia, mycoplasma, and others. In certain cases, ejaculation may make thing better by "clearing the plumbing"; in others, if may make thing worse (rare) but it's best to talk to your urologist. The use of a scrotal support will also help, since it minimizes stress from "tugging". ...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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Had epididymitis from chlamydia in 2005. Chlamydia cured w doxycline but epididymis stayed enlarged. Lot of pain lately. Could an epidiymectomy help?

Here are some ...: The lingering testicular pain related with a definitely tender indurated epididymis after treating presumptive epididymitis may be "cured" with total epididymectomy by a skillful surgeon, but its indication should be individually reached by thorough analysis of Hx + careful physical exams + tests as needed so to balance the equation between medical necessity & professional possibility. Best wish.. ...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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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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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 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

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My boyfriend has epididymitis! i'm freaking out!?

My boyfriend has epididymitis! i'm freaking out!?

Epididymitis: If your boyfriend is under 35 and is treated with antibiotics for chlamydia or gonorrhea as the causative organism, you might also be infected (even if you have no symptoms) and may need treatment, too. ...Read more