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Yes. Epididymitis was a difficult infection to clear and can take up to three weeks of antibiotics to treat. Your healthcare provider is correct. You need to continue the antibiotics as prescribed. Additionally, you can take ibuprofen to help decrease the inflammation that is leading to some of your discomfort. Hope this helps.
Yes. This should have been determined by a urine culture taken before antibiotics were started. A irine culture taken now that you have been on antibiotics is likely to be negative. You just need to complete the course you are on and see if things improve.