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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Have inflammation of epididymis probably doc said but pain mostly comes from the tubes to the epididymis. Also may have varicocele. Had symptoms long?

Have inflammation of epididymis probably doc said but pain mostly comes from the tubes to the epididymis. Also may have varicocele. Had symptoms long?

Epididymitis: Not sure what your question is? Sounds like you've been examined and diagnosed. Epididymitis is usually treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories ...Read more

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Does inflammation in epididymis can cause pus cells in semen? I have pus cells in semen 10-15hpf. Had tests, no HIV no STDs only uti. On cipro?

Does inflammation in epididymis can cause pus cells in semen? I have pus cells in semen 10-15hpf. Had tests, no HIV no STDs only uti. On cipro?

Possibly: Epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis and prostatitis often occur together. They are all part of the same production, transport and storage system and often are infected simultaneously. The treatment is the same (antibiotics) regardless of the specific structure involved. ...Read more

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I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

Epididymo-orchitis.: You are correct in understanding that the epididymis is an appendage of the testicle. However, they are connected, and infections of the epididymis (epididymitis) can lead to infection or at least inflammation of the testicle (orchitis). This inflammatory response causes pain, fullness, swelling, and warmth in the scrotum. He needs evaluation to make sure he is getting appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Must have asked an unclear question. 'can epididymis be felt on one testicle but not on the other one?' epididymis. Not epididymitis.

Possible: Palpating the epididymis may be more pronounced on one side compared to the other. Palpating the epididymis in general may be difficult. If you have had inflammation/infection of one, it may get more pronounced and then more easily palpable at future visits, etc. If any concern for masses, etc, and ultrasound of the testes/scrotum would assess the anatomy in question. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...Read more


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