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Epididymitis

Information about Epididymitis

We Have to Know about the Epididymitis

  • Epididymitis is inflammation of the small coiled tube (epididymis) at the back of the testicle. The result is pain and swelling in the loose bag of skin underneath the penis (scrotum). Epididymitis most commonly affects men between the ages of 19 and 35

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Inflammation in the inguinal region

Causes of Epididymitis

  • Bacterial infection

Do’s and Don’ts of Epididymitis

  • Safer sexual practices, such as monogamous sex and condom use, help protect against STDs

Signs & Symptoms of Epididymitis

  • Testicular swelling on one or both sides
  • Scrotal pain ranging from mild to severe
  • Tenderness in one or both testicles
  • Tenderness in the groin felt in the fold of the skin between your thigh and abdomen
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse or ejaculation
  • Fever
  • Discharge from penis
  • Blood in the semen
  • Signs and symptoms usually come on over a day or two
  • They tend to be severe

Medical advice for Epididymitis

  • If you experience pain or swelling in your scrotum, contact a doctor. A number of conditions can cause testicular pain, and some of the conditions require immediate treatment. Your doctor can determine which condition is causing your pain

Risk factors of Epididymitis

  • Multiple sex partners
  • Sex with a partner who has an STD
  • Sex without a condom
  • Personal history of an STD

Treatment for Epididymitis

  • Medications

Self-care for Epididymitis

  • Rest in bed.
  • Elevate your scrotum
  • Apply cold packs to your scrotum. Wrap the pack in a thin towel and remove the cold pack every 30 minutes or so to avoid damaging your skin

Investigations for Epididymitis

  • Blood and urine tests
  • STD screening
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Nuclear scan of the testicles
Medical advice for Epididymitis
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