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Levaquin For Epididymitis
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
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
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
Taking levofloxacin 500 mg for almost 1 month for treating prostatits. Does this medicine treat epididymitis at the same time?
Levofloxin: Yes is should be treating both conditions. ...Read more
Do epididymitis and prostatitis often go together with same medicine? Doctor gave levofloxacin 750mg for 1 week for treating prostatitis.
They can: It is quite possible that these are two parts of the same clinical process. ...Read more
I'm having prostatitis. Age 24. Doctor gave me antibiotic levofloxacin 750mg for 7 days. Can epididymitis also be treated at the same time with this?
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
Assuming the bacteria is unknown. What antibiotic is best for epidymitis/ prostatitis? Levaquin or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and why? Generally speaking overall.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes ; No: These are really two conditions that are diagnosed with history and exam. Cultures frequently are negative. ...Read more
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
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
No but: It would be more comfortable if you wore a scrotal support. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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