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Not all epididymitis is caused by an STD. It can be caused by a bacterial infection of the urine as well.
Did your doctor do a urine culture to identify any bacteria? What did it show?
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If they have not done a culture, they need to in order to identify the bacteria that may be causing this infection. The heavy lifting and squatting you did may have stirred up some bacteria in your prostate and caused this infection. Cipro is a good choice of antibiotic to cure this, but it can take 2-3 weeks of therapy to completely get rid of all the bacteria. if your doctor is not willing to do a culture, then you should consider seeing a urologist for help in getting this treated. Hope this helps.
So the heavy lifting and squatting could have done this? Initially both of my testicles ached, however, it has pretty much subsided. Only my right testicle is tender if I bump it or touch the back. I have OCD as well, so I may also be checking it more than I should. Could that cause the problem to linger longer? As I said, everything else feels normal - other than I had to pee constantly for a few days. He checked me over and said that there were no signs that anything else was a concern.