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Take Action Before Epididymitis Lead To Infertility

Date:2017-06-06 click:
If you feel pain in one or both of your testicle, you may have epididymitis. Though it is a very common disease in men, it will lead to male infertility if left untreated. Therefore, you should pay more attention to the signs of epididymitis. It usually causes pain in scrotum, testicle, and lower abdomen, epididymis enlargement, frequent urination, an urge to urinate, etc. The morbidity of epididymitis is rather high. It’s of importance to take action to treat this inflammation so as to avoid the severe damages to your reproductive system.

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Treatments that are available for epididymitis
 
The cure for epididymitis usually involves treating the underlying infection and easing symptoms.
 
The most commonly-used medication for epididymitis is antibiotics. You need a 4-to-6 weeks treatment in curing chronic epididymitis. The antibiotics include  doxycycline and ciprofloxacin. To have a better recovery, you may also need to take pain-relievers and anti-inflammatory medication along with antibiotics. 
 
Additional treatments that should be taken may include bed rest, elevating your scrotum, wearing an athletic cup for support, applying cold packs to your scrotum, avoiding lifting heavy objects or performing strenuous activities. 
 
If it is caused by an STI like chlamydia or gonorrhea, your partner should also be tested and have a treatment. Both of you should abstain from sexual intercourse until you have completed your course of antibiotics and are fully cured.
 
There are many epididymitis medications. Except for western medicine, herbal medicine can also be effective in the treatment of this inflammation. For instance, herbal medicine called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a good option. It is directed at the elimination of the symptoms and its root causes. Usually, the condition can be improved greatly within one to three months’ medication. Most of epididymitis patients have come back to their normal life by taking this medicine. Its herbal formula can provide a safe treatment with no drug resistance.  
 
If the condition gets worse and  an abscess has formed on the testicles, your doctor can drain the pus using a needle or with surgery.
 
Surgery is the last option if no other treatments have been effective. Your doctor may perform an epididymectomy, which involves removing part or all of  your epididymis via a small incision in the scrotum. However, it may put you in risk of infertility. 
 
Daily care  
 
1.Keep in a good mood and avoid overwork. It is necessary to strengthen the body resistance by taking part in physical activities, such as Qigong, tai chi, etc.  
 
2.Keep regular lifestyle and a normal bowel movement.
 
3.Avoid food that may aggravate the symptoms, such as spicy food, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, etc.  
 
 

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