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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 a 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

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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

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What is chronic epididymitis?

Chronic inflammation: This is a chronic condition usually resulting from infection. This is a structure around the testicle that becomes tender and is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. This is not life-threatening although it can impact a man's daily activities from discomfort and pressure. ...Read more

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Is the epididymitis curable?

Yes: Yes, epididymitis is curable with the correct antibiotic. Typically, this requires an antibiotic such as Ciprofloxacin to penetrate into the epididymis. You'll need to see a doctor for a urine culture as well as an exam to determine this. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis be contagious?

Can epididymitis be contagious?

Epididymitis: For the most part, no. It is possible to have epididymitis from a sexually transmitted disease bacteria although this is usually not the case. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic epididymitis?

Difficult problem: Chronic epididymitis is difficult to treat as the cause is unknown, and there haven't been enough studies to determine the best treatment. Antibiotics usually don't help and there is varying success with NSAIDS and other medications. Removal of the epididymus has cured the pain in many, but not all, patients. Nevertheless, there is a 60-90% chance it will cure the pain. Get more urological opinions ...Read more

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Is the epididymitis and prostatitis life long problem?

Is the epididymitis and prostatitis life long problem?

Not lifelong: But the conditions you mention take some treatment to fix. Your doc has probably given you antibiotics already. You might consider natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract or colloidal silver. Please don't do or get prostate massage w/out docs ok. It may spread the infection. If not infected it can be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If i have an epididymitis, and after a surgery, its not affect to do a baby,?

Not sure what: You mean by "after surgery". Do you have epididymitis after surgery or was surgery done to correct epididymityis.
In either case, epididymitis can block the sperm channels in some cases. However, the opposite side if it is normal should be enough for normal fertility. Any questions, ask you docotr. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after diagnosed with epididymitis, what do the doctors do?

Antibiotics: Doctors treat epididymitis with antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, warm soaks, elevation and time. ...Read more

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How much time, if left untreated, will complications from acute epididymitis arise?

Get care: Acute epididymitis should not be left untreated. Get care. Did you make your own diagnosis? It could progress to an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more