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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Should I continue taking antibiotics for the recurring pain in the testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old man, 5 feet and 8 inches, weighing 146 pounds. About six weeks ago, I started having intermittent pains and discomfort in my right testicle. Sometimes it was a dull ache, sometimes a sharper, stabbing pain. It seemed to radiate from a spermatocele cyst, which I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Epididymitis or epididymo orchitis takes a long time to cure completely. Often, the antibiotic course has to be prolonged for up to three months. You would be lucky if it is cured in 14 days. If the pain is still there, antibiotic has to be continued along with the an...  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

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 requ...  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

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 »

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