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I've been taking anti-biotics for epididimytis for 2 weeks,

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Hi, I've been taking anti-biotics for epididimytis for 2 weeks, and I'm still having slight swelling and in my right testicle and minor pain when I ejaculate. Have been trying not to have sex or masturbate, but the pain seems to have remained. The docs say its a typical case of epididimytis, I've been back twice and they've said it's potentially psychosomatic. My right hamstring is unusually tight andstretchingnit appears to give me some relief. Do I just need to wait for it to subside and is it possibly an issue with my hamstring?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The hamstring tightness is likely to be unrelated to epididymitis. This may come from pinched nerves from back. Physical therapy and passive stretching are likely to help you.

The epididymitis symptoms may take 2-3 weeks to resolve completely. So some residual symptoms at two weeks are not unusual.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the advice. I've actually had my right testicle flare up again, sometimes after urination. The testicle feels like its lengthens slightly, has weird lumps and is tender. But it comes and goes. happened after sex the other day. I'm just wondering if it's worth getting another round of antibiotics. This issue has been going on for about a month now and I'd rather have it resolved. Could it be a urinary tract infection or something else?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 years ago.

You are very welcome.

Since there is an aggravation; the best would be to get the culture of semen and urine. These would be able to point out the best antibiotic efficacious against the residual infection. These culture need to be performed after 48 hours or more of antibiotic free period. That way the best culture reports would be obtained.

The urinary passage and semen (sexual) passage are common when they terminate. So cross infections are not uncommon and it is a more or less an academic exercise to label an infection primarily as urinary or sex organs related. For all practical purposes they are treated in same fashion / duration.

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