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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

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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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How long does it take epididymitis to cause men infertility?

How long does it take epididymitis to cause men infertility?

Varies: Acute epididymitis rarely causes male infertility. Chronic and unremitting epididymitis can be a rare cause of oligospermia, particularly if it is bilateral. ...Read more

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How long does it take epididymitis problem to cause infertility?

How long does it take epididymitis problem to cause infertility?

Variable: Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis (tubules at the junction of the testicle). Inflammation can cause the tubules to block. I believe that the more infections the greater the risk. More than 2-3 infections are probably bad. Still, blocked epididymis is a rather uncommon problem for men. I hope this information helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take epididymitis to cause infertility?

How long is it supposed to it take epididymitis to cause infertility?

Epididymitis: It typically doesn't in the majority of cases. If it were to effect fertility it would do so by scarring and blocking sperm transport through the epididymis, usually long after the inflammation began. Acute epididymitis, properly treated, is unlikely to cause this however. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis on one testicle cause infertility?

Unlikely: Though epididymitis 'could' result in scarring and blockage of the sperm passageway (and infertility) in the affected testicle, if there is a normal testicle on the other, unaffected side, that testicle will be able to produce enough sperm to maintain fertility in most instances. ...Read more

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Had epididymitis for months and have noticed my semen got a little watery especially in the beginning of the batch. Does this mean I am infertile?

Had epididymitis for months and have noticed my semen got a little watery especially in the beginning of the batch. Does this mean I am infertile?

Not necessarily: If you have a persistent change in the semen consistency or have difficulty with conception then consider seeing your health care provider for an infertility work up ...Read more

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I may have epididymitis from oral sex with sex worker 4 months ago. Was on antibiotics but no relief in pain. Can this go away on its own? Infertile?

I may have epididymitis from oral sex with sex worker 4 months ago. Was on antibiotics but no relief in pain. Can this go away on its own? Infertile?

Unlikely...: Epididymitis is rarely acquired from oral sex. It could happen due to gonorrhea, but rarely. What are your symptoms? Pain in both testicles is almost never epididymitis, which almost always is one sided, with marked swelling and tenderness. And non-improvement on antibiotics is evidence against infection of any kind. Google "chronic pelvic pain syndrome" and see if it matches your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?

Sometimes: There are many causes of epididymitis. Some of them are caused by agents associated with std. Treatment and recovery time is dependent on the infecting agent and individual response to medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take to not feel ill after epididymitis treatment? Day 2 of ciprofloxacin 500mg 2 x daily.

How long does it take to not feel ill after epididymitis treatment? Day 2 of ciprofloxacin 500mg 2 x daily.

Here are some...: If the bacteria treated is sensitive to the used antibiotic at its early stage (before abscess formation), the related pain should start to ease in 1-2 days and fade in 5-7 days, but its related hardness may linger for weeks and even last forever. To learn more on some uncertainty and variety in response to treatment, seek evaluation and counseling. Best wish to health & recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take suflamethoxazole for epididymitis to work? 1/2 way thru meds and still heavy dark blood in seaman.

How long does it take suflamethoxazole for epididymitis to work? 1/2 way thru meds and still heavy dark blood in seaman.

Depends: It depends on if your infection is sensitive to sulfamethoxazole (did your doctor obtain a culture), and the underlying cause. At your age, the most common cause is E.Coli, unless it is due to an STI, like GC or Chlamydia. Take Care! ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from epididymitis ? Using cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 weeks but I have still some hardness and ache, is it normal ?

Yes: Recovery from epididymitis largely depends on the severity, cause, and acuteness of the inflammation or infection but 2-4 weeks not uncommon with the various acute causes whereby the pain and tenderness usually resolve before the swelling/enlargement of the epididymis returns completely back to normal which can take up to 6 weeks or longer. 2-3 weeks of antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory med used. ...Read more

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How long does epididymitis take to go away ? May it be back again ? May I have sex when I have it ?

How long does epididymitis take to go away ?
May it be back again ?
May I have sex when I have it ?

Will vary.: The treatment of epididymitis depends on the cause. In younger men, it is usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually transmitted infections. Treatment depends on the antibiotic, and can last up to 10 days. The symptoms, however, may persist for weeks despite adequate treatment. I would not resume sex until you and your partner are evaluated & treated. ...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

Epididymitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the tube at the back of the testicle that ...Read more