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General methods for epididymitis diagnosis

Date:2013-07-06 click:

Epididymitis is the inflammation of epididymis. The epididymis is a long curve tube inside your scrotum. It stores and carries sperm from your testicles to your penis. Acute epididymitis lasts for 6 weeks or less and becomes chronic if it lasts longer than 3 months.

Your health care provider will examine your penis and scrotum. He may also check your prostate by inserting a gloved finger into your anus. He may ask about other health conditions you may have. Tell him how long you have had symptoms. Tell him about injuries, trauma, or treatments you have had. He may ask about your sexual partner to see if you are at risk for an STI. Blood and urine tests may be done to see if you have an infection. If you have discharge, a small amount of this fluid will be collected and sent to a lab for testing.
Ultrasound may be used to show pictures of the scrotum on a monitor. An ultrasound may show bleeding, lumps, and problems with blood flow.
Nuclear scan test use a small amount of radioactive material injected into the body, a monitor will be used to check the blood flow, the radioactive material helps show up the blood flow.
Additional tests may be necessary to identify underlying causes. In younger children, a urinary tract anomaly is frequently found. In sexually active men, tests for sexually transmitted diseases may be done. These may include microscopy and culture of a first void urine sample.
Herbal medicine named Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is effective on epididymitis. Materials such as polygonum aviculare, dianthus superbus, talc and plantago can clear heat and promot diuresis. Houttuynia can clear toxic materials. Safflower is able to promote blood circulation. There are also various pure herbs which can help patients improve physical conditioning in the medicine. In contrast with western medicine, it can keep a long term effects without adverse effects. 

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