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Detailed Introduction of Chronic Epididymitis

Date:2016-07-16 click:
Chronic epididymitis is the chronic inflammation of epididymis. Commonly, it’s caused by recurrent acute epididymitis. It also can be caused by long-term and slight infection. Some cases showed that it’s a secondary disease of chronic prostatitis. The pathogenic bacteria and the route of infection are similar to acute epididymitis. 

 
Causes of chronic epididymitis
 
Generally speaking, the pathogenic bacteria invade the epididymis by retrograding into the deferent duct. The occurrence of the disease is a chronic course with the enlarged epididymis, nodules and tenderness. Because of the anatomical features of epididymis, once infected, it’s easy to form the swelling, tissue organization, and even nodules.
 
Symptoms of chronic epididymitis
 
1.Pain in testicles
2.Swollen testicles or lump
3.Groin pain or lower back pain
4.Discharge from the penis
6.Painful urination
7.Pain during intercourse or ejaculation
8.Discolored urine or blood in semen
 
Diagnosis of chronic epididymitis
 
The diagnosis of chronic epididymitis depends on the pathological examination. It can be confused with epididymal tuberculosis. Commonly, the tuberculous epididymitis mostly occurs at the tail of the epididymis. The epididymis will enlarge irregularly and adhere to the skin. And the seminiferous duct will have a beaded change. It may be accompanied by the prostate gland and seminal vesicle tuberculosis  
 
Treatments of chronic epididymitis    

1.Antibiotics treatment. It’s the most common method on curing chronic epididymitis. After taking the bacteria culture and drug sensitive test, doctors will choose the  proper antibiotics for patients. However, not all patients can be cured efficiently by this method. It’s important to notice whether there is drug resistance or kidney damage during the treatment. Otherwise, it won’t cure the disease and can do further harm to the body.  
 
2.Herbal treatment. It will be safer and more natural to be treated by herbal treatment. There is a new medicine called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is used for curing chronic epididymitis. The herbs in the pill can clear away heat and toxins to kill the pathogenic bacteria, promoting the circulation of blood and qi to ease the pain and swelling. It can also eliminate the predisposing causes such as chronic prostatitis or seminal vesiculitis. Thus, the root of the disease can be cured radically.   
 
3.Surgical treatment. For patients with recurrent chronic epididymitis or patients with severe pain or abscess can take a surgery to remove the epididymis. It’s the last treatment that patients should take for it can cause the risk of infertility.   
 
 

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