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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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I'm given a semen culture for chronic prostatis, epididymitis. But I have been taking levaquin & keflex, which control some of the symptoms. What can I do?

I'm given a semen culture for chronic prostatis, epididymitis. But I have been taking levaquin & keflex, which control some of the symptoms. What can I do?

Be patient: This is very though. Make sure the lab knows that you are taking antibiotics, the culture will be treated differently and hopefully it will grow something with a good response to a different antibiotic that you could benefit from ...Read more

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R testicle and low ab pain wk after unpro sex. Doc say epididymitis and gave 10day levaquin. No better had std/UTI tests 6wk later & clear? Is it STD

R testicle and low ab pain wk after unpro sex. Doc say epididymitis and gave 10day levaquin. No better had std/UTI tests 6wk later & clear? Is it STD

Prostate? CPPS?: These are atypically mild symptoms for sexually acquired epididymitis. The only STD causes of epididymitis (gonorrhea and chlamydia) should have responded rapidly to levofloxacin and should have had positive tests. My guess is no STD and probably no epididymitis. Maybe prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)? Happily, these usually are harmless. Keep working with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been on levofloxacin for 6 days now for my epididymitis. My infected testicle has felt a lot better however my other feels sore. Isthis normal?

Referred pain?: Epididymitis and other genital area infections (prostate, bladder, etc) often cause referred pain in the general area, which can show up as testicular discomfort, rectal pain, low abdominal pain, etc. If it's not obviously swollen or tender to the touch, that's probably what's going on, with more noticeable discomfort as pain inproves in the infected testicle. See your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Assuming the bacteria is unknown. What antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? Levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? Generally speaking overall.

Assuming the bacteria is unknown. What antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? Levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? Generally speaking overall.

CDC guidelines: CDC creates guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic epididymitis. Chronicity is defined as greater than 6 weeks of symptoms.
The most common treatment is to treat for both N. Gonorrhoeae and C. Trachomatis (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoeae). The treatment is Ceftriaxone 250mg IM (shot) and 10 days of Doxycycline 100mg po x2
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http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/tg2015/epididymitis. Htm ...Read more

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I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) to treat epididimytis, & albenza for pinworms, but now I feel some pain on both sides of my lower abdomen. Should I tell my dr?

I'm taking levaquin (levofloxacin) to treat epididimytis, & albenza for pinworms, but now I feel some pain on both sides of my lower abdomen. Should I tell my dr?

Tell your Dr.: Always inform your Dr. If & when possible side effects or new symptoms occur. All antibiotics can affect gastrointestinal tract. Epididymitis can be due to viral or bacterial infection. If bacteria, could be resistant to levaquin (levofloxacin). Epipidymitis can be caused by reflux of urine into prostatic or ejaculatory ducts when urinating. ...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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Could Flagyl treat epididymitis?

Could Flagyl treat epididymitis?

Not usually used: Flagyl is not typically used to treat epididymitis because the organisms which cause it are not usually sensitive to Flagyl. The best antibiotics for epididymitis are Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Doxycycline. ...Read more

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Is a epididymitis cyst cancerous?

No: Simple retention cyst of epididymis is benign and of no significance if it is asymptomatic. Of course it needs to be established that it is a simple cyst and not sold mass or complex cyst. ...Read more

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Can you masterbate with epididymitis?

Yes: Depending on the cause and severity of the epididymitis, ejaculation either via masturbation or sexual intercourse may be associated with some increased discomfort. ...Read more

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Does acute epididymitis make you sterile?

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Here are some. ..: Epididymis is the transitional "staging site" for spermaturation, located right out of but attached to upper back part of testis, and consisted of a >10-feet long tubules. Inflammation of it (epididymitis) either by STD-related or bacterial infections may result in the blockage of its tubules to prevent sperm transportation through there. But earlier / more effective Rx for it, the better to. .. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for epididymitis?

See comment: 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
a day
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

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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 are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

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

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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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Can pain near your left hip be the cause of epididymitis.

Can pain near your left hip be the cause of epididymitis.

No: Hip pain in a twenties male is not usual referral pattern of pain from testes/epididymitis, which has severe pain in the scrotum on one side with pain to direct palpation. Causes could include hernia, hip bursitis, or referred pain from disordered sacroiliac joint, which does refer pain to groin. Sees primary doctor to get properly diagnosed. ...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?

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 do I know if I have a varicocele or epididymitis or just normal?

How do I know if I have a varicocele or epididymitis or just normal?

Genital examination: If you have no symptoms, you are probably normal or even may have a varicocele. Epididymitis usually causes pain and swelling. Surf the internet and find the anatomy of testicle and do a self-exam. ...Read more

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Can the prostatitis or epididymitis be diagnosed by seman culture?

Yes ; No: These are really two conditions that are diagnosed with history and exam. Cultures frequently are negative. ...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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What is the recovery period for Epididymitis? It can months or years?

Here are some. ..: Largely, the Rx for epididymitis is based on indirect evidence by history and physical exam since epididymis is inaccessible for bacterial documentation; for men with clinical suspicion of STD-related urethritis, treat them for gono / chlamydia, etc.; for men with bacterial UTI, treat them with common antibiotic for bacterial UTI. Duration of Rx is about 7-10 days; Sx resolved in 1-4 wks; but. .. ...Read more

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İ'ven been diagnosed with epididymitis 2 days ago. Can I masturbate? Is it harmful?

Yes. No.: Yes you can masturbate. There MAY be some discomfort when you ejaculate (cum), but usually after you have been on antibiotics for a couple of days, you should be fine--just make sure you finish all the meds. You won't harm yourself. ...Read more

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What's is the common test for diagnosing epididymitis? It can be done on insurance card?

What's is the common test for diagnosing epididymitis? It can be done on insurance card?

Epididymits: Largely diagnosed by history and physical examination by a urologist. Sometimes an ultrasound exam is ordered to confirm. Antibioitics and anti-inflammatory meds are often prescribed. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis be caused by holding ejaculation in at time of orgasm? Please do answer.

Here are some. ..: Holding ejaculation can be reached to a degree but at the end emission / ejaculation is a inevitable uninhibited process; semen itself would not cause epididymitis, but infected urine / STD-urethritis will make its way to epididymis to cause epididymitis. So, make sure of treating infection if any and don't worry about holding ejaculation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have epididymitis again. And I was wondering if I can treat it with flagyl?

Here are some. ..: First, Flagyl will not work well for treating chlamydia-related epididymitis. Second, how was the diagnosis of epididymitis made? Based on intermittent pain or a comprehensive picture of epididymitis? So, reconfirm if Dx has been correct or just having intermittent pain the the testicular or scrotal area? If the pain / ache has been highly variable in degree, duration, & interval..., probably no. ...Read more

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What to do if I've got epididymitis again. And I was wondering if I can treat it with flagyl?

No, . ..: Flagyl is specific for treating trichomonas infection, not for epididymitis, which is commonly related with STD from chlamydia with or without gonorrhea. So, see and ask Doc timely before using Flagyl by yourself. ...Read more

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Loks like I prob have epididymitis, I have no cash or ins. How can I get antibiotics. Thank you.

Loks like I prob have epididymitis, I have no cash or ins. How can I get antibiotics. Thank you.

County hospital: Unfortunately, antibiotics are required for improvement. If you want to maintain fertility, best to see a doctor. Home remedies such as elevation of the scrotum and cold compresses applied regularly to the scrotum may relieve the pain.
County hospitals tend to be less expensive and help the uninsured. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have epididymitis again. And I was wondering if I can treat it with flagyl?

What do you suggest if I have epididymitis again. And I was wondering if I can treat it with flagyl?

You need to go: Back to see your doctor. S/he can determine if your previous antibiotic is still an appropriate medication choice. ...Read more

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How long does epididymitis last, after the antibacterial treatment? And what changes should I expect?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis is uncomfortable and difficult to eradicate completely. Your best bet for preventing relapses or recurrences is aggressive antibiotic treatment initially.. ...Read more

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If 7 us does not reveal epididymitis then still a man can have epididymitis? What other tests are there?

If 7 us does not reveal epididymitis then still a man can have epididymitis? What other tests are there?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis is often a clinical diagnosis. That means it can be tender and inlflammed but look relatively normal on ultrasound. I am more concerned about a physician who would do seven ultrasound exams on you without an abnormal finding. Get a urologists opinion. ...Read more