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Will Epididymitis Go Away On Its Own
Depend...: Multiple factors contribute to the pace of healing process for epididymitis like the level involved bacterial virulence, timing & effectiveness of antibiotics, personal immune defense ability. If all factors are in their best, a good resolution may take place in 2-3 weeks. If not, the pace of improvement should be individualized. More? Ask doc or contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC ...Read more
Possible...: Epididymitis is not directly related with testis although the related pain is right next to it, and is usually related with chlamydia infection in young men, although bacterial UTI can be the cause. Theoretically, it may "go" away depending on how strong the personal defense ability can be. In practice, timely proper use of antibiotics will usually ease sx and shorten its course faster. ...Read more
Most likely no: Very rarely will this resolve without treatment. While it is possible for the pain to fade, it would be best to get evaluated by you medical care provider. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have epididymitis on my right groin and now my left groin hurts like a nerve or somthng under my left testicle &dont go away w antibiotics?
Penis tip itch & testicle pain 2 urine samples Given Doxy 4 possible epididymitis after a few day still itchy and penis pain, will it go away?
Epididymitis tx: Epididymitis in a man under 35 is most likely to be from chlamydia or gonorrhea (sexually transmitted diseases). Typically, symptoms improve after a couple days of doxycycline. Diabetes or other medical problems that impair the body's ability to fight infection may delay this improvement somewhat, but if symptoms do not respond to treatment or if they worsen, reevaluation is necessary. ...Read more
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STI: A cold come come and go but not epididymitis or sti. The exception is a chlamydial infection which can come and stay without you knowing it until complications develop. Epididymits requires a visit to the urologist to determine whether the treament could be just observation with analgesics or treament with an antibiotic. A urine test can detect gc and chlamydia at your doctor's office. ...Read more
Not often: Both conditions can coexist, but rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inflammation: It is inflammation of the epididymis which is a curved convoluted tubular structure behind the testicle with a lumen in which sperms mature. The condition may be acute or chronic. If you were diagnosed with it, I am assuming you must be on an antibiotic. If you suspect you have it, see a doctor. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: If epididymitis-causing bug is sensitive to the prescribed antibiotics, usually yes, a course of one-week use will usually suffice but not necessary to resolve epididymal swelling, which may take weeks, even months to soften and disappear; occasionally, post-epididymitis residual tissue induration may last forever. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Confirm Dx first...:
A good history and physical exam with or without urinalysis can reach a reasonable accurate diagnosis of epididymitis. Then, antibiotics can be used hopefully to shorten the course of this illness. For the time being, collect and record the feature and degree of all symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and then bring those to see, talk, and work with urologist.
Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more
Here are some...: Clinically, the disappearance of local tenderness and induration of the affected epididymis is considered to be cured, but always a recurrence may happen. To learn more on life reality, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. More? Contact me at www/HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in.... ...Read more
Can last a long time: Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis. Treatment with antibiotics usually relieves the symptoms within 3-4 weeks. Hot baths and anti-inflammatories can help. Persistant pain or pain without swelling of the epididymis may be a sign of a different problem such as prostatitis and should be checked by a urologist. ...Read more
See urologist and be checked for cause and rule out tumor or some STD ...Read more
Difficult problem: You should have antibiotic treatments (Cipro or Bactrim) twice daily for a month. If you have done this a couple of times already, then it may be time to see a urologist. Antibiotics do not penetrate very well "down there, " and so the longer course of treatment is necessary. ...Read more
Nothing best, but...:
Without good history and adequate physical exam on the scrotum and its contents plus us and other tests such as ua. .. As needed, it's hard to know what you may have. But based on the described for one at 31, I would empirically use Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice daily for 7 days plus cetriaxone 125 mg im once for most simple broad coverage.
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Real "mild" epididymitis is uncommon though commonly used for men with slight tenderness ; firmness at the head of epididymis. Yet, it has still been empirically treated like its acute form with:
- Doxycycline 100 mg orally twice daily x 7 days or Azithromycin 1gm orally once, like a ng-urethritis.
So, result is poor. But, for better rx, one need detailed hx ; specific physicals to define. ...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
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