The epididymis is a tube located at the back of the testicles that stores and carries sperm. When this tube becomes swollen, it can cause pain and swelling in the testicles. Epididymitis can affect men of all ages, but it’s most common in men between ages 14 and 35. It’s usually caused by a bacterial infection
From the exam the doctor found that my right testicle had an abnormal amount of liquid around it and my epididymis was inflamed and extremely sore to the touch. As with others I have prescribed some sort of 2 week antibiotic regiment and to take 3 ibuprofen a day after eating.
I have had what we think is epididmitis, took antibiotics, didn’t help. I started taking zymactive natural anti-inflamatories, it seems to be workingSounds like you have the viral or injury version too then. Are you taking a course of inflammatories to try and cure the condition, or just taking them as and when to alleviate symptoms you have to live with from now on? I went back to the docs last week to say the antibios didn’t work. He offered me an appointment with the urologists at the local hospital but gave an open date as to when I could attend. Surprised by this, I asked if it was in my interests to get in asap in case it was the big C. He just gave a “don’t be stupid” frown and said it’s not TC, it’s nothing like TC. He went on to say that if that was even half expected i’d have been whipped down the urologists in a flash, and that virtually all TC’s are characterised by lumps or certain swellings in the testicle itself. I have to say that the usual lesson applies to me, stop trying to diagnose yourself on the internet – it will always tell you the very worst possible outcome, and will 99.99% of the time be wrong!I’ve been dealing with this exact issue since Feb ’08.I’ve been on cipro and doxicycline, where the latter seemed to help the most. It’s come back again after feeling great for about 2-3 weeks. I’ve had an ultrasound: no TC, but they did find small spermatoceles, which the very experienced technician said is very typical as you get older (i’m 44). I used to wear boxers, but have switched over to briefs after finding it relieves the soreness (most of the time). I’ve tried anti-inflammatories, but they don’t really help. Dr thinks it’s bacterial and that we just need to find the right antibiotic to fight it. It could be anything. I wonder if it’s something in my environment (allergy related or constant exposure to a bacteria that I’m oblivious too)the rest of my family (all girls) don’t seem to be affected If anyone has any other experiences like this, I’d love to hear about itI also am experiencing this same type of thing. I became aware of it 2 to 3 months ago; thinking it was TC I immediately went to the doctor because im only 18 years old and partially because my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier that month. He had me drop my shorts and he checked it out; No lumps but “just incase ill write you a prescription go get an ultra sound”. Ultra sound came back negative and he gave me an antibiotic that should have taken care of the problem in one pill. A week went by and the problem seemed to vanish, no thanks to the antibiotic. Two days ago I noticed the same exact symptoms. I check; no lump but I could feel that the epididymis is swollen. Sometimes when I am sitting or standing it will feel like liquid is traveling down my urethra as if its going to come out as a discharge; it never does. Has this happened to anyone?my son is 15 and is having this problem he is going for an ultra sound but this sounds like it may be the same which is good as we were all worried over TC thankyou for the posts it is reassuring..I am 15 years old and have been experiencing a very similar pain to robotnik’s. However it his been accompanied by pressure in my abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. At first I suspected a hernia for I am currently training for football, and after visiting the urologists, an ultrasound, and an exam, the possibility of a hernia and kidney stones were elved. From the exam the doctor found that my right testicle had an abnormal amount of liquid around it and my epididymis was inflamed and extremely sore to the touch. As with others I have prescribed some sort of 2 week antibiotic regiment and to take 3 ibuprofen a day after eating. I am relieved that I do not have a hernia but am still concerned after reading some of these posts that the probiotics will that eleve my symptoms. Hearing others experiences has helped my and I hope mine has helped yours.I also have this issue. Started about 10 years ago. I remember coming home on the subway the day after a fairly significant workout and being crippled with pain. The pain lasted several months. It was a dull aching pain in my left side that would start in the scrotum area (back of my left testicle) and shoot up my left side to my lower abdomen. Its kinda of a difficult pain to explain – a dull aching pain is the best way to discribe it. It would intensify if I would “poke” in the area to try to determine the root of the pain. Another interesting thing from that point is that from that time – I think to be my left testicle became much larger and lower than my right. In a warm bath, if I examine the back of my left testicle, I definitely notice a swollen epididymis. It has been that way now for 10 years. I’m married (and have been with the same girl since that original bout) and have two kids. The flare up happens every few years or so. It is common for it to flare up if poked. I hadn’t had an issue with it for a while until I went to a urologist to talk about getting snipped. He has to drop’em and cough. Since that time, the flare up happened again. From my reading it looks like ibuprofen is probably the best shot. If it keep up this time, I’ll try to get an ultrasound to see if there is something more I should be concerned about.@ robotnik I have similar symptoms like you have: very tender and sensitive to pressure. The reason not wearing jeans anymore and start using Bjorn Borg underwear as well. I went to an urologist, did an ultrasound scan as well, but everything was negative. Maybe an MRI scan would clear things up.GuysDo SEMEN CULTURE TEST to Identify the Bacterial infection if you are not identify any bacteria in Urine. My case goes lik this I had swelling & lump in epididymis and dull pain in July last week 2010. I went to my GP.Dr had ordered urine culture to check for bacterial infection and blood work to check whether it is a cancer.. The urine culture test came as Negative meaning no bacteria was identified in urine. Blood work confirms that it is not a cancer. He had ordered an ultrasound. It comfirms that i had inflamation. I had been given antibiotics and advil for 10 days and I had stopped taking coffe/tea. At the end of antibiotic treatement and advil. Swelling got reduced a lot. But my epididymis head still had a pea sized hard swelling I went to urologist in Sep 10th. He said no bacteria and it may take some time (a month , 2 month or years) or it may stay for ever. In oct 6th I had gone for another visit to the same urologist after an 2nd ultrasound. Dr said i do not see any reduction in the pea sized hard swelling in epididymis. From oct 6th i started getting pain and my testicals get swelling. I gave SEMEN CULTURE test on Oct 15 and they found 2 bacterias I had been put on levaquin 500 mg per day. My swelling got reduced . But still I have the hard epididymis. On 3rd appointment with urologist he had directed me to go for one more SEMEN CULTURE test to see whether antibiotis had cleared the infection or not. Waiting for the Semen culture results.“Anyway, i’m going to wait a couple of weeks without squeezing my nut every five minutes” Amen. We are our own worst enemies. I have my first urologist appointment later today. I didn’t get much sleep last night worrying about TC. Reading everyone’s post has been very helpful. In summary, I should 1) Rule out (fingers and toes crossed) TC/STD via blood work and ultrasound. 2) Get the urine culture, but also insist on a semen culture to get a proper treatment plan. 3) Buy tighty-whities, stretch more, and stand up more at work. Thanks dudes!
The epididymis lays in coils around the back of a man’s testicle and can be nearly 20 feet long. It can take nearly 2 weeks for sperm to make it from one end of the epididymis to the other.
Jul 28, 2016 · does anyone have any experience with this? If I try fapping, the tip of my balls feels sore, which I assume is the epididymis. Maybe I’ve just been fapping too hard and hit my balls or something?
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Epididymitis is swelling or pain in the back of the testicle in the coiled tube (epididymis) that stores and carries sperm. Orchitis is swelling or pain in one or both testicles, usually from an infection or virus. This article will help you manage these health issues with your urologist.
Epididymitis is infection or less frequently, inflammation of the epididymis (the coiled tube on the back of the testicle). The majority of men that develop epididymitis develop it because of a bacterial infection. Although males of any age can develop epididymitis, it occurs most frequently between ages of …
Antibiotics may be given if epididymitis is caused by a bacterial infection. NSAIDs , such as ibuprofen, help decrease swelling, pain, and fever. This medicine is available with or without a doctor’s order. NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems in certain people.
Why are my hangovers always so intense and what is all this green stuff? Male Junk Question: One Epididymis Larger Than The Other? (self.answers) submitted 7 years ago * by bigontheleft. My left epididymis (specifically the tail of the epididymis) is a fair amount larger (about double the size)