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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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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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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