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How to diagnose epididymitis and treat it?

Date:2013-08-27 click:

If you want to know what epididymitis is, you should know epididymis first. Epididymis is an organ locates at the back of testicle that stores and carries sperm. When this organ is infected by bacteria or other bad materials, you will experience those symptoms including - A tender, swollen, red or warm scrotum, Testicle pain andtenderness, usually on one side —the painmay get worse when you have a bowel movement, Painful urination or an urgent orfrequent need to urinate,etc. At this time, you are suffering from epididymitis.

 
Epididymitis isoften caused by bacterial infection or STD such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Because epididymis is near testicle, thus, most of the time, when the two organs areinfected together, it calls epididymo-orchitis.
 
Why men can affect epididymitis?
 
STD
 
Gonorrhea andchlamydia can spread to the two organs via blood circulation. Many victims ofthis type are young men. Thus, young men should pay much attention to healthy
 
Other infections
 
Boys, older menand homosexual men are more likely to have epididymitis caused by anon-sexually transmitted bacterial infection. In some cases, thisanti-arrhythmic medication causes inflammation of the epididymis. Epididymitis caused by amiodarone is treated by temporarily discontinuing the drug orreducing the dose. For men and boys who've had urinary tract infections orprostate infections, bacteria may spread from the infected site to theepididymis. Rarely, epididymitis is caused by a fungal infection.

The diagonosis of epididymitis

If you are experiencing symptoms of epididymitis, your doctor will first complete a physical examination. He or she will look for testicular swelling, swelling of the lymph nodes in the groin area, and discharge from the penis. If there is discharge, your doctor will use a swab to collect a sample and test for STIs.
 
If your doctor suspects epididymitis caused by an enlarged prostate, he or she will conduct a rectal examination. He or she may also order blood tests. A complete blood count (CBC) will tell your doctor if there is an infection in your system.
 
Your doctor may ask for a urine sample. Urinalysis (urine test) results can indicate urinary tract infections and STIs.
 
Imaging tests can rule out other conditions, such as testicular torsion (a twisted spermatic cord). Your doctor may use an ultrasound, which uses sound waves to create an image of the structures in the body. With this test, your doctor will be able to see testicular torsion and any testicular tumors.
 
If your doctor orders a testicular scan, which is a nuclear type of scan, you will be asked to drink a small amount of a radioactive substance. Your doctor will scan your body using cameras that detect the radioactive substance. This gives your doctor information about the blood flow in your testicles, which can help diagnose testicular torsion or epididymitis.
 
Treatment of epididymitis
 
The treatment of epididymitis is easy and simple; you can cure this disease totally only by taking antibiotic every day. If you do not care about your liver and kidney and poor, there is no doubt that antibiotic is the best choice. But if you do care the health of your liver and kidney, you should try herbal medicine, because herbal medicine won’t produce toxic materials to damage liver and kidney. 

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