How Long Does Epididymitis Last If Left Untreated, complications

Date:2018-11-30 click:0
The epididymis is a single, narrow, tightly-coiled tube that connects a testicle to a vas deferens in the male reproductive system. Epididymitis is a relatively common clinical condition characterized by inflammation of the epididymis.
Can Epididymitis Go Away Naturally If It Is Left Untreated?
People are born with self-healing system which can cure 60% to 70% disease and discomforts. And how does it work? According to modern science, self-healing is composed of defense system,  stress system, immune system, repair system, endocrine system, and several other subsystems. They coordinate together to maintain the health of the body. In addition, natural human hormone, human immune cells and human antibody  play an comprehensive role in the process of  curing diseases. 
Powerful as self-healing system is, it cannot cure all diseases. but why? it's not yet known. Maybe the power of some diseases surpass the power of self-healing system. Unfortunately, epididymitis is one of the " some diseases".  If left untreated, it can bring troubles with varying degrees of pain, even result in sexual dysfunction or infertility.
What Can Happen If Epididymitis Is Left Untreated?
-If infected with epididymitis, people will suffer from many symptoms, inclulding:
The symptoms of acute epididymitis which cause discomfort include:fever and chills, pain in the abdomen, redness and swelling of scrotum, dysuria and abnormal discharge through penis, painful and urgent urination,  pain and swelling frequently in only one testis. In the chronic form, the patient may have painful point tenderness but may or may not have an irregular epididymis upon palpation, though palpation may reveal an indurated epididymis.
-If left untreated, epididymitis can lead to a range of complications, including:
chronic epididymitis – the inflammation can become persistent, even when there is no bacterial infection
abscess – a ball of pus can accumulate inside the epididymis or nearby structures, requiring surgery to drain the pus.
destruction of the epididymis – the inflammation because of chronic epididymitis can damage or even destroy the epididymis and testicle, which can lead to infertility.
chronic pain due to untreated chronic epididymitis.
spread of infection – the infection can spread from the scrotum to any other structure or system of the body.
In conclusion, epididymitis will never go away and epididymitis pain comes and goes if people don't take any medical treatments.