Antibiotics used epididymitis

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Hello Butch_b <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics are used if an infection is suspected. It is unusual to be infection for so long. Which all antibiotics you have been? Was there any discontinuation in the therapy? Epididymitis is a medical condition in which there is inflammation of the epididymis. Unusually infecion might not be the cause like in the conditions such as Reflux of sterile urine (urine without bacteria) through the ejaculatory ducts may cause inflammation with obstruction.
Hi, From the age of about 30 in 1995 until several years later in 2003, I used to get either epididymitis or orchitis about every 3 to 4 months. I used to end up being admitted four about 3 to 5 days at a time. During these times in hospital I received many different antibiotics. They would usually prescribe Cipro for a couple of weeks once I returned home. My first few infections of the urinary tract were also combined with prostatitis.
Hi, I'm a 44 y/o male and I used to get epididymitus at least every 3 to 4 months. On me they used Cipro and they usually admitted me to the local hospital. In 1999 I looked into the possibility of getting a vasectomy as we had four children by that time and we were sure that we did not want any more children. The reason for wanting a vasectomy was different though.
I used to come down with epididymitis about every 3 to 4 months, requiring a hopsital stay and a course of antibiotics treatment by IV. Each time that it seemed to be about ok, I came down with another bout. I used to take several months before the symptoms seemed to return to normal. After my wife and I had 3 children I decided on a vasectomy. Since then I have not had any more problems with epididymitis. I realize that this might not be an option to some of you. All the best.
Hello, These symptoms can be due to recurrent epididymitis, varicocele or hydrocele. Chronic epididymitis is characterized by epididymal pain and inflammation that lasts more than 6 weeks and may be accompanied by scrotal induration. Please get an evaluation done from a urologist and get all these three possibilities ruled out. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Hi, Based on what you have posted, you have been managed well and follow up tests showed that everything appears to be normal.You have completed your course of antibiotics and a testicular ultrasound (is this correct?) was done which also did not show significant findings. I suggest that you continue to observe your symptoms.At this point,there seems to be no indication for immediate intervention.
Depending on what organism is the cause of the epididymitis, your physician may be able to change <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics, however, your allergy to penicillin may limit the options. Doxycycline may be an alternative, but this is often used in combination with another antibiotic.
I believe i may have had it before but I took a prescription of doxycycline to prevent affliction from malaria when i travelled to ghana last summer, the antibiotic which I read can be used to treat epidiymitis and the pain was relieved as least as far as i can remember. Following recent sexual activity again, the pain seems to have returned, sporadic as before. does this sound like epididymitis and should i seek medical attention?
Prostate was checked as well. Thhough no one has made this diagnosis, I'm pretty sure it's epididymitis, but I don't know what caused it. Be it an std or other bacteria. I was very angry that the urologist has no clue as to what was going on, and that he said the groin pain was unrelated, yet my testicle feels almost perfect, rapidly after having taken macrobid. I'm in my late 20's, sothey say epididymitis from stds is the most common thing.
Is it common to not prescribe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics for epididymitis? 2. What is the likelihood it spreads to the testicles-especially without medication? 3. Is there a chance that I could become infertile? 4. Is there anything I can do to help speed the recovery? (Any over the counter medicines or drinks foods I should be having) 5. Is there anything I can do for the pain when it comes? 6. What is the likelihood that this becomes Chronic Epididymitis? 7.
My first visit with him we ran ultra sounds on my testicles and kidneys, and he concluded I had epididymitis (no kidney issues). He prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics (Cravit, a form similar to Levoflaxicin) and I continued to take the meds as prescribed, which gradually reduced the pain somewhat. Upon my check up two weeks later I still had symptoms (discharge, dull aches), and therefore the doctor and I agreed to run more tests. He ran a prostate examination, an STD test, and a urinalysis.
My husband has been suffering with penis/testicular/groin pain since last summer 2008. At first he had prostitis but then even after taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics for months, his pain would not go away. It was excrutiating pain for him at times and he was just miserable. Well finally I do have some good news... Although his condition is not completely resolved, we did have some success at our urologist #4 in January!
Hi, I used to get hospitalized for epididymitis and got an IV antibiotics when Cipro would usually not get the infections under control. I think that one of them started with Retro. The rest I don't remember. Usually after about a week things started to get better. Later on I used to get orchitis and required hospital stays as well. I used to get it about every 3 or 4 months. After a vasectomy I no longer get it. Worrier77, I used to be on Cipro regularly and still have to take it on and of.
I didn't realize you had started the cipro so recently. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics do not work instantaneously; even the most effective <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics against the most susceptible infections typically don't improve symptoms in less than 24 hours and it's usually 2-3 days. That your pain got worse after reassurance doesn't really say very much one way or the other. The association of pain or other symptoms with stress, psychological influences, etc rarely follows a straightforward course.
I was diagnosed with epididymitis about 2 months ago and after 10 days of doxycycline (1 pill a day) from my urologist the pain in my left testicle was completely gone. After one week of pain free, a mild, more of a aching soreness came back on the left testicle and also a mild shooting pain by my left leg (not sure if it's related, but I did go to the gym the week I felt better) Does epididymitis just take a while to heal, or is this a recurrence?
Hi, I used to come down with this about every 3 to 4 months requiring a hospital admission. Some of the pain would radiate down into my legs. It usually would take me about a month or so to get over it.
In chronic epididymitis, a 4- to 6-week trial of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics for bacterial pathogens, especially against chlamydial infections, is appropriate. in addition, reduction in physical activity, cold compresses, analgesics and sitz baths will help. Please follow up with your urologist. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
6 months ago the disconfort increased and I had severe pain (a 9 out of 10 in the pain scale) in the left testicle. This was diagnose as epididymitis by several urologist (3 at least) and initially treated with antibiotics Cipro (first, 4 weeks), Cipro (again 4 weeks), Bactrim (6 weeks), Cipro XR (6 weeks) and lately Dyoxicyclin (2 weeks).... After the initial treatment the pain went down (in two weeks) from 9 (out of 10 in the apin scale) to severity 2 or 3, and has remain that way since.
Was given 7 days of Augmentin despite the negative test and diagnosed with epididymitis. Problem seemed to resolve by the followup and finishing of course. 3-4 days later pain returned. Sent to hospital for ultrasound to check for testicular torsion. Negative and was told there were no anomalies. Burning after urination did not exist. Went to urologist was given another antibiotic for 7 days. Issue was nearly gone by end but not entirely. Received another 7 days worth.
Minor pain in the left testicle, no swelling of the testicle, treated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics. Since 1994, I have had two altrasounds (last one 7/99), of the testicles showing some swelling of the epididymis at the testicle, thin line from there all the way back. The testicles are clear with excellent blood flow. I believe that this problem began in 1986 when I got a urinary track infection which was treated and cleared up.
Minor pain in the left testicle, no swelling of the testicle, treated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics. Since 1994, I have had two altrasounds (last one 7/99), of the testicles showing some swelling of the epididymis at the testicle, thin line from there all the way back. The testicles are clear with excellent blood flow. I believe that this problem began in 1986 when I got a urinary track infection which was treated and cleared up.
Over the next 2 months I was seen by 3 more doctors with similar issues and diagnosed with epididymitis and prescribed various doses of Cipro(10 days), Apo-Cephalexin (3 weeks) and Apo-oflox(1 week). Then the pain spread to my left testicle and eventually I started feeling a lot of pressure on my prostate. I had an ultrasound of the testicles that showed apparently no problems.
Is it common to not prescribe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics for epididymitis? 2. What is the likelihood it spreads to the testicles-especially without medication? 3. Is there a chance that I could become infertile? 4. Is there anything I can do to help speed the recovery? (Any over the counter medicines or drinks foods I should be having) 5. Is there anything I can do for the pain when it comes? 6. What is the likelihood that this becomes Chronic Epididymitis? 7.
All drugs under the class of fluroquinolones have similar side effects. The other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics which could used in this are tetracyclines. Also, consider getting prostrate exam done to see if there is any enlargement. Discuss with your doctor and follow his advise on this. Best.
I am unaware of a urological disease or infection that is caused by running. 4) There are several studies suggesting that use or prophylactic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics can be used to curb recurrent UTIs. However, in the case of epididymitis, this has not been studied thoroughly. I am unaware of an consensus data regarding whether diet or vitamins can help curb infections. 5) It is certainly possible to have multiple infections (i.e prostatitis and epididymitis).
Posted By Cathy on June 13, 1999 at 01:12:51 My husband, 46, had epididymitis many years ago. He has had infrequent bouts of pain on the same side since that time, which have gradually become more intense. A doctor has told him that the treatment for this is to remove the testicle, possibly both. He also told him he is at a higher than average risk for testicular cancer and should be examined twice yearly. Is there no other treatment?
Concern is that during this process, I may have inserted fluids into uretha. Did have epididymitis a few weeks later which was treated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics. Otherwise, feeling fine. Very stressed.
Hi, You have epididymitis or epidermal cysts? '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics are used if an epididymitis / infection is suspected. Fluoroquinolones are an option, although resistance of N. gonorrhoeae may limit their use. A cephalosporin (such as ceftriaxone) combined with doxycycline is an alternative. Azithromycin can be used for susceptible strains. In children, quinolones and doxycycline are best avoided.
start to get burninwhen peein folloed by epididymitis. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anti</span>biotics given, and epididymitis cleared, but developed discharge. -ve for chlamydia. November 2007: starts to burn when peeing again, and now drops of pee leak after I have finished. December 2007: Semen becomes very sticky, like mucous, diagnosed with prostatitis, given antibiotics, for a week. January 2008: after I ejaculate, clear, sticky discharge leaks for 2-3 minutes, occasional burning on urinating, urinate 4-5 times/day.
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