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What is epiditimyis?

What is epiditimyis?

Epididymal Infection: The epididymis is an organ located just behind the testicle. Its primary role is transporting the sperm to the vas deferns. It also plays a role in sperm motility. The condition epididymitis represents inflammation in the epididymis. This can be caused by multiple conditions, but primarily infection. The infection can be related to utis as well as stds. ...Read more

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My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

Epididymis: The symptoms described can occur for a variety of reasons. One possibility is that of a spermatocele which is a benign finding that should not raise alarm. However, you should have it examined by your doctor to ensure it is not something more concerning. ...Read more

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The area around my testicle (i think the epiditimys) is inflamed and sensitive what is the most likely cause?

The area around my testicle (i think the epiditimys) is inflamed and sensitive what is the most likely cause?

Depends: If your epididymis is swollen it could be from trauma recently such as extended bicycling etc. As well as possibly a mild infection known as epididymitis. Sometimes this can be associated with prostatitis as well. In the latter cases, antibiotics would be appropriate, but in all cases rest, anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen and supportive wear are helpful -check with your doctor though. ...Read more

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Would an epididimys cyst be affected negatively by smoking marijuana?

Would an epididimys cyst be affected negatively by smoking marijuana?

No, but your brain: Will be. Despite being legal in many places, marijuana is a mild altering drug and will damage your brain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

What is purpose of anastomosis between the epididymus and the vas deferens?

Fertility: Performed to correct blockage of vas deferens, usually following vasectomy, or epididymal duct. Obstruction to permit passage of sperm. Procedure bypasses obstruction, experts at micro-reconstructive urology believe procure has higher success rate for reanastomosis than vasovasostomy vasectomy reversal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have enlarged or swollen epididymus on the left testicle? I recently done scrotum usg and the report says this.

Is it normal to have enlarged or swollen epididymus on the left testicle? I recently done scrotum usg and the report says this.

No: A swollen epididymis is not normal. Is it painful? This is often caused by an inflammation and can be treated. It would be helpful if I could see the ultrasound report. If you like, you can consult me on HealthTap for further evaluation.
Dr. Long ...Read more

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After aggressive sexual activity the night before, my left testicle is in pain with some swelling near epididymus. Also hurts to touch. Walking is ver?

After aggressive sexual activity the night before, my left testicle is in pain with some swelling near epididymus. Also hurts to touch. Walking is ver?

Torsion: This would be of a bigger concern than epidiidmitis or infection and the mechanism is correct but usually comes on strait away. You can torse the other things then just the testicle also. Would go see a doctor. ...Read more

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M 22male I got epididymis in left scrotum and ultrasound test shows that its a minor epididymus thickning. Any advice. M taking moxifloxacin400, flamzox?

M 22male I got epididymis in left scrotum and ultrasound test shows that its a minor epididymus thickning. Any advice. M taking moxifloxacin400, flamzox?

Epididymitis: Complete your antibiotic. Scrotal elevation. Consider using a sitz bath (to include your genitals) 1-2 x's/day. F/u with your md if symptoms are not improving at least by the time that you've completed your antibiotics - remember, it takes longer for the inflammation to resolve than it takes the antibiotic to kill the infection (bacteria). ...Read more

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Can you ejaculate or release sperm if your testicles don't work or the epidydimus is twisted?

Can you ejaculate or release sperm if your testicles don't work or the epidydimus is twisted?

Complicated question: If you have a disorder of the testis or obstruction of the epididymis on both sides, you still can have prostatic fluid come out as ejaculate. The release of sperm requires that the testes are able to make sperm, and that there is no complete obstruction from the testicle to the seminal vesicles on both sides. A semen analysis will show if sperm are present in the ejaculate. ...Read more

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Sore area in my right testical. The pain started after what is been diagnosed as a yeast infection. Treated as epiditimis but meds has didn't work?

Sore area in my right testical. The pain started after what is been diagnosed as a yeast infection. Treated as epiditimis but meds has didn't work?

Scrotal Pain: It is common to treat for epididymitis in this scenario. But, given the age you are at (which is high risk for testicular cancer) then if you are not improving you need an ultrasound urgently. ...Read more

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I have a small rice-size lump just under or next the head of the epididimis on both testicles. They are attached on the testicles. No pain. What is it?

? Spermatoceles: Might be small epididymal cysts (spermatoceles), actual heads of epididymisor appendices to testes. Could each be a thrombosed appendix testis of hard like a grain of rice, so called scrotal pearls. They are benign. However, any enlarging hard testicular lump must always be worked up to rule out testicular tumors. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis on my Rt epididimo and Rt Testicle. Is it contagious and spreadable I mean am I harmful to others? I have done exploration of testis from renowned hospital.

TB treatment: TB can start in the lungs and spread to other organs or it can skip the lungs and spread to other organs. If you have had TB treatment you are not infectious. TB is usually an airborne infection and If your TB did not effect your lungs you would also be less likely to be infectious to others unless you had very close contact. ...Read more

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