Testicle Infection (Epididymitis)


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Comment from: AJ, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 05

I was diagnosed with testicle infection (epididymitis). I haven't had any sexual activity. I took a 2 week, 2 times a day course of doxycycline and it went away, then came back a few days later. The doctor said I might need another round, so I'm on it again.

Comment from: Eddie, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I wrote earlier on this blog. I was diagnosed with epididymitis in June 2019, and possible urinary tract infection, but not proven; just urgency and frequency only that settled with antibiotics. Problem is I’m still suffering months later. My doctor has tested me with the following: 6 weeks antibiotics to exclude prostatic infection and 2 further months of antibiotics, all no help. I’ve had inguinal hernia repair. No help. I’ve had amitriptyline, no help. Last resort now is orchidectomy that I’m dreading. I’ve tried all alternative medicines.

Comment from: justwhat, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 06

I was diagnosed with epididymitis a month ago. I was put on Cipro, which did nothing. Then two weeks ago, I got pain in my lower right abdomen. Another course of Cipro did nothing. Every morning, it hurts. Now I am on another antibiotic. I also did ibuprofen. Nothing works. I am going slowly insane from this feeling. It's like something's just pinching that area down there. Read here about people having it for 6 to 7 years. Someone even for 23 years. I really hope it's not that bad or long.

Comment from: joyous, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I was given antibiotics by my doctor for testicle infection. I took all the pills as it is on the prescription but after the treatment 1 testicle remains bigger than the other, but there's no pain.

Comment from: Epididydude, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 28

I did the antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines for testicle infection. The only thing that ended up helping was extremely hot bath once or twice a day. Literally the next day after starting these, I almost fully recovered. It’s only been one day, but the difference is drastic after 5 weeks of daily pain. I think maybe either the heat kills the virus/bacteria, or the heat helps dissolve the cysts. Weird hearing people say icing it helps. Heat is what seems to help the most. And stopping coffee.

Comment from: BLACK CLOUD, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I was given an antibiotic 500 mg for 10 days. I really think my testicle infection came from chronic masturbation. Maybe the reason I don't have an STD.

Comment from: since2017, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 14

I have had left testicle pain for a year now, it radiates to my left leg. The last time I went to a urologist he examined my testicles and told me to have ultrasound, gave me Chymoral Forte for tissue recovery and Cataflam for the pain. I took it for 2 weeks and even the skin around my genitals began to regenerate. I was happy that the medication was working and I was ok as long as I was having the painkiller. After the course I had the same pain again and I still have it now. Don’t know what to do, where to go.

Comment from: SA, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I experienced left testicle pain one month back. Doctor gave me Ciproxin which reduced the pain but not completely. I cannot sit for long hours without pain. I went to the urologist then who gave me pain killers and they did not work either. Now I am getting ultrasound soon. I think long rest may be needed to relieve this pain.

Comment from: keithie, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 25

This testicle infection (epididymitis) happened in 1964 at age 36. I had a painful swelling tubule above the testicle. It was painful and sex seemed to relieve the pain. Urologist elected to do surgery. End result, testicle swelled up after surgery and apparently lost blood supply and drained away. One testicle lost and other testicle had been lost as I had mumps going down as a teenager. It created impotence and low testosterone levels that is another story. Treatment for low testosterone through the years progressed from worthless pills to testosterone implants.

Comment from: Brian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

My doctor put me on a course of trimethoprim for epididymitis. I started taking tablets today. He said that I had an infection of the right testicle and related swelling in the groin. Apparently men at my age are vulnerable to the condition. I find reclining helps. However, I think my symptoms are mild. I am more troubled by a slight aching head caused by related fever.


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Comment from: dj_440, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

I am suffering from testicular swelling for the past 3 years. I got my ultrasound done but nothing reliable could be diagnosed from it. Doctors reached a conclusion of epididymitis. Since, it was not paining and there was no discomfort, I chose to ignore it and thought it will fix itself with time. But now, after 3 years, the swelling has increased and it is causing me a lot of discomfort, especially during night time, affecting my sleep quality. Mind you, I have been masturbating on a regular basis all this while (once in 3 to 4 days), maybe this is the root cause of the problems. However, I have stopped now but the discomfort can get out of hand sometimes. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics, they showed a little bit of positive signs but since I have a sitting job, there is a lot of pressure on my groin area, especially the lower part of the scrotum, where the problem lies. Now, I am considering a surgery and getting rid of this stupid problem for good.

Comment from: harry, Male (Patient) Published: December 14

I have had prostatitis for over 10 years. It's really the toughest time to suffer from all these unbearable symptoms. I have to urinate many times at night, this did severely affect my sleep quality. The prostatitis pain is also hard to manage. I've tried warm sitz bath, prostate massage and herbal supplements, but none helped. Antibiotics couldn't cure the infection but caused kidney diseases to me. It made me depressed for a long period of time. Then I took an herbal diuretic anti-inflammatory pill, my pain was relieved greatly after two months medication. I continued taking this pill and the infection was cured permanently after half a year's treatment. I'm so excited to know it is really cured.

Comment from: joe, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I have had epididymitis for 23 years and every treatment I have tried never worked.

Comment from: hurtin fr srtin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 06

I was just diagnosed with epididymitis and put on Sepra. I hope to get over it faster than everybody else on here. You guys depressed me.

Comment from: Randy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 24

I had epididymitis for about nine months. Month after month i took the same antibiotics but it never helped. I went to the ER several times during this period but the last time, they transported me a better hospital where I saw a doctor who knew what he was doing. He put me on Endomyacin, an anti-inflammatory medication, but he failed to tell me that I was supposed to have a blood test every three months. Now I can't take any anti-inflammatory medications. not even over the counter without it causing acute renal failure. So if your doctor puts you on Endomyacin, make sure he does blood checks like he's supposed to or you might end up like me and have acute kidney failure anytime you take an anti-inflammatory.

Comment from: Eric, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

Following doctor's advise, I rested for a day, took medication of course, wear a jock (which helps with the pain), cutting down on coffee and beer significantly and abstaining from sex during the treatment period. Hit at all the fun stuff but is worth it to get over this condition as quick as possible.

Comment from: 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 11

I was shocked to see the size of my testicle. I immediately went to the doctor and was prescribed Cipro. I was told to sit in tub of water as hot as I could stand several times a day. They work together and after three days the pain has subsided and some of the swelling is gone.

Comment from: slpzgud1, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I tried sitting in a recliner for long periods of time with a ziploc bag full of ice between my legs. It temporarily relieved the scrotal inflammation and helped it feel more normal. Also just last night I started doubling up on Saw Palmetto. I'm definitely feeling better today.


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