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Epididymitis Orchitis Treatment
No home remedies: You need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. ...Read more
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 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
— 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
I have been diagnosed with Orchitis/epididymitis and would like to know if it's harmful to masturbate. Will it help get rid of the infection?
Would masturbation be good or bad while recovering from orchitis and epididymitis? My brother-in-law keeps saying it might help with swelling or pain
Normal: Some degree of swelling and firmness will persist for a couple of months but will be gradually getting less.If pain gets worse go back to the doctor. A scrotal support is a good idea. Best wishes. ...Read more
Epididymitis-orchitis from 2 years and I masturbate 3 times a week, I started taking antibiotics yesterday, how probable my sperm gets sterile?
See below: Before culture results:One injection in muscle of 250-500mg ceftrioxone+azithromyci 1gm by mouth(or doxycycline 100mg 2Xdaily for 1-2wks) In men older than 35 with recent instrumentation or UTI and no suspicion of STD:Ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more
Gradual testicular pain for 4 months. US + MRI negative. Suspicion orchitis + epididymitis. Surgery for confirmation or antibiotics? Celiac disease.
Was diagnosed with orchitis & epididymitis-acute. Urinalysis all negative except rbcs at 20 & +1 for protein (also getting over separate virus/fever). Are antibiotics absolutely indicated?
Why isn't my Epididymitis Orchitis getting better? I have taken doxycycline, ciprofloaxin, rocephin, flomax, (tamsulosin) ibuprofen, tynenol, oxycodone, hydrocodon
See your doctor: With all those antibiotics, you certainly do not have any bacterial infection causing this problem. Discuss witih the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. Ed is definitely not related. ...Read more
Here are some ...: A very minor hit to testis would not cause inflammation or infection of epididymis / testis; instead, such a hit may help you bring attention to the already existing epididymitis / orchitis by inducing discomfort. Thereby, you glued your focus on such incidentally induced ache... So, see urologist for more history, physicals, and possible tests so to verify possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx. ...Read more
How easily would a US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages(regular bacterial orchitis. Not mumps/epidiymitis)?
Is ORCHITIS (only orchitis no epidiymitis) easily noticeable on a US? We're talking about a mild case. What does it look like on the US?
Here are some ...: Two features of change may appear: some heterogeneous tissue texture, which however can be subtle, nonspecific, and viewer-subjective; increasing blood flow as shown in Doppler US screen. But remember: isolated orchitis is rare and everything we see is always just at a certain moment on the pattern of its full spectrum, ranging from being subtle, almost indiscernible to grossly obvious. ...Read more
2 months ago I had epidymitis in my right testicle. Only epidymitis. Took 7 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin). Recent US showed normal epidymis BUT orchitis. Why? Cause?
Too complex...: Too complex for short answers on a forum. US can give clues to orchitis, but is not a definitive diagnostic study. Maybe you just have residual inflammation from the epididymitis, and maybe no more antibiotic is needed. Orchitis can be caused by viruses and non-infectious disorders. You should be in the care of an expert, e.g urologist or infectious disease specialist, and follow his or her advice. ...Read more
Nope: I can't imagine this would help. It might help reduce pain and other symptoms, but that's all. ...Read more
What are the tests for epididymitis and the best medicines for treatment? How long will it take to get rid of epididymitis? If left untreated then?
Exam : The best way to diagnose is by physical examination. It is treated with long courses of antibiotics. ...Read more
I'm a 20-year-old male and have been diagnosed with epididymitis, has anyone ever been completely cured, no one knows anything about proper treatment.
Epidydimitis: Yes with anti inflammatories and antibiotics this will clear up ...Read more
Epididymitis, inflammation of the "coils" of small tubes transporting sperm when inflammed cause swelling and varying degree of pain.
1) Treatment with antibiotic
2) Elevate the scrotum
3)Use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen 3 x
4) When feasible stay off your feet for few days
All these should be under direction of a urologist, or at least any doctor ...Read more
Uncertain, ...: Orchitis occurs as STD- or UTI-related epididymitis advances and extends, that is, epididymo-orchitis, or as accompanying infection in mumps, that is, mumps orchitis, usually in young age. Its resolution to "heal" depends on the timing & effectiveness of treatment and the virulence of bacteria + personal immunity, etc. In general, it may take 4-20 weeks to optimize its healing, but clinically, ... ...Read more
I have epididymitis and I read a lot about failed treatment, are there any cases where treatment is actually successful?
Yes: Epi occurs mostly after heavy lifting with a full bladder.resulting in chemical epi. Get it once, about 30% chance of getting again. Get it 2x. .about 100% of getting it again. Treat with antibiotics, hot sitz baths, pain meds, scrotal support and empty bladder before straining at work or play. Close to 95% chance of cure the first time. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. No real effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes epididymitis?
Infections: these include urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections (stis), or infections that have spread from your prostate.
Medicine: certain medicines may irritate the lining of your epididymis and cause pain and swelling. Ask for more information on medicine that can cause this.
Trauma: an injury to your scrotum or a catheter or other objects. ...Read more