Epididymitis

Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis, which a coiled tube at the back of the testicles. It is caused due to bacterial infections, which can also be sexually transmitted. The symptoms are swollen and red scrotum, testicular pain and tenderness, blood in semen, painful urination, and abdominal pain.

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Why do epididymitis patients have pain after masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have epididymitis and I am taking Ciprofloxacin for it. I was feeling better but then I masturbated and all the pain is back.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you been taking the Ciprofloxacin and at which dose? Are you taking any medications for pain?   Read Full »

Can left testicle pain result from wearing tight pants?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Two to three months ago, I started to have pain on my left testicle whenever I go out as I am usually at home. I speculate that I have varicocele as upon doing a self-examination, I found that the veins were bigger than the other testicle. There were no lumps found,...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular pain with no obvious pathology on physical examination is common in young boys. As the testes descend through the lower abdominal wall, they carry spiral muscle which keeps them suspended in a dynamic position. Contraction of these muscles gives rise to pa...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause epididymitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I had epididymitis twice two years ago. I was given antibiotics both the times. The swelling went but the testicle (epididymis pain) remained. I was given more antibiotics over the next few months to no effect. I went to a urologist 12 months later and was diagnosed with prostatitis upo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it does not look like prostatitis. I think you may be suffering from chronic epididymitis. There are many causes for chronic epididymitis like post-acute epididymitis, vas obstruction, drug-induced like Amiodarone, Tuberculous epididymitis, chlamy...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain on the left side of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight pain on the left side of my penis near the base and a little on the left side of my testicles as well since last Thursday. Everything else is fine. It is just a strange pain. My fiancee was a little rough with me on Wednesday night and I thought maybe it was because of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. From your description, there is a possibility of epididymo-orchitis. I suggest taking a one-week course of an antibiotic such as Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a pain killer like Diclofenac 50 mg as and when needed, if there is a pain. If...  Read Full »

Why does my testicle hurt after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I had unprotected sex last week. It was a three-hour long session and I was a little sore afterward but felt totally fine the next few days. Then, three days ago, I noticed a slight pain in my balls and the discomfort has continued until today. It is most pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, epididymitis or orchitis is the most common possibility in your scenario. It might be a mild infection. That is the reason there are no other symptoms. You could go for an ultrasound with color Doppler of the testis to confirm it. You will require antibioti...  Read Full »

Why do I have testicular pain after lifting a heavy object?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I have a dull pain in my right testicle leading to my abdomen. I believe it started when I lifted something heavy. At the moment, it is a dull pain but, if I feel it, then it is worse. I am currently out of my home country on work and do not want to go to a loc...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratyush Kumar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding a pain in the right testicle after lifting a heavy object. It would be helpful to know some more details. Does lifting the scrotum relieve you of the pain? Is there a history of fever? In the case of an acute onset pain, it is advis...  Read Full »

What is epididymo-orchitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My right inguinal hernia repair was performed before six years. Before seven months, I have developed right epididymitis and right spermatic cord hardness like stone. It was diagnosed as epididymo-orchitis. There was a superficial abscess on the right side. Incision and drainage have be...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Your present condition cannot be attributed to the inguinal hernia repair done six years ago. May I know what kind of repair was done? Either laparoscopic or open repair? Acute epididymo-orchitis is a clinical syndrome consisting of pain, swelling and inflammation of...  Read Full »

My father's report states 'hypoechoic areas in the testis'. What does that mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My 63 year old father is a diabetic patient. He suffered from a urinary tract infection of E.coli bacteria. He was treated and cured in a month. After this, he suffered from a scrotum pain and we got two ultrasounds done. In the first one, the report states 'Epididymo-orchitis'. Now,...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diabetic patients are always prone to infection like urinary tract infections and orchitis. Epididymo-orchitis takes a long time to get cured. It may take three months or an even longer course of antibiotic to heal completely. Hypoechoic areas in the testis m...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pain in testicles and penis after a oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old male. I had oral sex before six months, and I am sure I had no sex. After two months, I developed molluscum contagiosum. When I consulted a doctor, he said it has to be removed, and it is STD. As soon as he said it is STD, I got tested myself for STD panel where all the...  Read Full »


Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having epididymitis and post effects of gonococcal infection. You have also got infected by herpes simplex which will occur recurrently. Even though you are treated with allopathic ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get rid of pain in testis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from epididymitis problem. Sometimes I am having pain in testis while having a gastric issue as well. Kindly help me to get rid of this  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular pain with these doppler findings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows some infection of the epididymis. If it is a recent onset symptom, I suggest: You take antibiotics preferably an Amoxycillin-Clavulanic acid combination. Consult yo...  Read Full »

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