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What is epididymitis and symptom of epididymitis?

Date:2012-03-21 click:

Epididymis is the only way which sperm must passe and also the "cradle" that sperm develop and mature. 

 
What is epididymitis? 
When the body resistance is low, pathogens such as E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus can take the chance to invade epididymis through spermaduct. Hence, the disease mostly secondary to posterior urethritis, prostatitis, vesiculitis.    
 
Epididymitis symptoms:
 
Acute epididymitis symptoms: high fever; increasing leukocytosis; scrotal pain; referred pain in the lower abdomen and groin. When the infected area is larger and swelling can be found in both epididymal and testicular, this phenomenon is called epididymal orchitis. In this condition, spermatic cord thickens and bears pressure pain. In general, acute epididymitis symptoms can gradually disappear with a week.  
 
Chronic epididymitis symptoms:
Chronic epididymitis patients are much more that acute ones. Some chronic epididymitis patients are converted from uncured acute epididymitis. This chronic inflammation is usually secondary from chronic prostatitis or prostate damage. Symptoms of chronic epididymitis are much similar with that of acute epididymitis. But chronic epididymitis is often secondary to hydrocele of tunica vaginalis. 
 
In order to prevent the disease becomes a protracted course of disease, no matter acute epididymitis or chronic epididymitis it is, it should be cured completely.  
 
(1)Select appropriate antibiotic. Acute epididymitis patients had better take medicines for other four to fife days even symptoms disappear. For chronic epididymitis patients, extra two or three weeks is required. 
 
(2)Fomentation on scrotum area is useful. 
 
(3)Avoid too frequent intercourse to reduce the extent of the congestion. Also, this can promote local immunity in epididymis.   
 
(4)Stop drinking, smoking and eating spicy food to keep away from epididymitis congestion.
 
In fact, if epididymitis is treated in a right way, it can be cured. Epididymitis will not lead to adhesions and obstruction in vas deferens of epididymis like epididymal tuberculosis does. On the contrary, if we ignore this disease, finally the inflammatory scars adhesion can block the lumen of the vas deferens in the epididymis. Obviously, the result is infertility. 

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