Self-Diagnosis of Epididymitis

Date:2016-06-20 click:

Epididymitis is an inflammation of epididymis. It can be classified into two types: chronic epididymitis and acute epididymitis. The inflammation can influence the maturity of sperm and decrease the function of fertilization; it can also cause the epididymal duct blockage, thus, it will affect the discharge of sperm. These factors can lead to infertility in men. In order to avoid the heavy damage, men need to know the self-diagnosis of epididymitis. Here are the steps that men can try to diagnose the disease themselves.
Early symptoms
1.The infected testicle will be swelling or redness. Some men may feel uncomfortable when sitting because of the swelling testicle. The inflammation will cause the area increased blood flow so that the testicle will appear red. The swelling is caused by the accumulation of fluid. 
2.The testicle will be painful. It’s the most common symptoms of epididymitis. The pain in one testicle will spread to both testicles. It may be a sharp or burning pain. 
3.When urinating, men will notice a series of urinary disorders, such as painful and burning urination, need to urinate more than usual, blood in urine. The infection in urethra can move up to tube, then spread to epididymis.
Late symptoms 
1.There will be urethral discharge at the tip of your penis. Commonly, it’s clear, white or yellowish. It’s a sign that the infection is caused by a STI.  
2.Temperature is a standard to check whether you are infected by epididymitis. If you get epididymitis, fever will appear in your body as a defense mechanism.
Once you noticed the symptoms above, you need to go to see a doctor immediately. Here are the options of treatment for epididymitis. 

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