How Long Does Epididymitis Take To Heal? - Recovery/Healing Time

Date:2018-03-27 click:
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis. Common medical epididymitis treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and other supportive therapy. Epididymitis healing time depends on the type of epididymitis treatment.
 

 
ANTIBIOTICS
 
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the following regimen for acute epididymitis most likely caused by sexually transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea: Ceftriaxone 250 mg to be given intramuscularly in a single dose plus Doxycycline 100 mg to be taken orally twice a day for 10 days.
 
For acute epididymitis most likely caused by sexually-transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea and enteric organisms (eg, in men who engage in rectal intercourse), CDC recommendations are as follows: Ceftriaxone 250 mg to be given intramuscularly in a single dose plus Levofloxacin 500 mg to be taken orally once a day for 10 days or Ofloxacin 300 mg to be taken orally twice a day for 10 days.
 
For acute epididymitis most likely caused by enteric organisms (eg, cases that develop after prostate biopsy, vasectomy, and other urinary-tract instrumentation procedures, with sexually transmitted organisms ruled out) CDC recommendations are as follows: Levofloxacin 500 mg to be taken orally once daily for 10 days or Ofloxacin 300 mg to be taken orally twice a day for 10 days.
 
Antibiotics usually resolve acute epididymitis infections in a very short time, however a minimum of one to two weeks of  intramuscularly antibiotic therapy plus two to four weeks of orally antibiotic therapy is recommended to eradicate the offending organism completely. In chronic epididymitis, a four- to six-week course of antibiotics may be prescribed to ensure the complete eradication of any possible bacterial cause, especially the various chlamydiae.

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