Epididymitis is a painful, recurring infection of the testes. The condition can be frustrating, but it’s also easy to treat. Here’s how you can improve your Epididymitis and get relief from the pain:
Get your diagnosis.
If you have symptoms of epididymitis, talk to your doctor about them. Your doctor can assess the condition and help you find out what’s causing it.
If there’s no pain or swelling in the testicle, this means that it may not be an infection at all but could be another condition like prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), testicular neoplasia (tumors) or hydroceles (cysts).
Talk to your doctor about your concerns.
It’s important to talk with your doctor about your concerns. Your doctor will listen to your questions and concerns, then give you advice on how best to manage the condition.
Your health care provider may ask some questions about the history of your epididymitis, such as:
- What do you think caused this problem?
- Have there been any other problems in the past?
These questions help them understand what is happening so they can best treat it. Your doctor also wants to know if there are any other issues related to this problem (such as anxiety or depression). This helps him figure out how best treat those issues together with treating your epididymitis.
Take medications as prescribed.
Taking medications as prescribed is a good idea. The medications may be prescribed to treat the infection or they may also be prescribed to treat other health issues that may be contributing to your symptoms. If you’re at a high risk of pregnancy, such as having an untreated STI or if your partner has HIV/AIDS, it’s important to take these medications on time in order for them to work properly and help reduce any possibility of getting pregnant.
Try different treatments.
- Try different medications.
- Try different lifestyle changes.
- Try different treatments, such as diet and supplements.
Check for other health issues that may be contributing to your symptoms.
- Check for other health issues that may be contributing to your symptoms.
- Other conditions that may be causing epididymitis:
Because there are many causes of epididymitis, it’s important to rule out any other conditions before making a definitive diagnosis. If you have symptoms like these, see a doctor right away:
- Bladder infection
- Chronic urinary tract infections (cystitis) * Pelvic inflammation from surgery or trauma (testicular pain syndrome)
You can improve your epididymitis with careful monitoring and treatment
In order to improve your epididymitis, you should make sure that you’re checking for any other health issues that could be contributing to your symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns about your diagnosis, talk to your doctor right away.
You may want to try different treatments if they seem effective in managing or reducing the pain and inflammation of this condition. For example:
- Warm baths can help relax tight muscles and ease discomfort associated with epididymitis (and similar conditions). You can use Epsom salts instead of Epsom salt bath products if they’re available at home–they’re just as effective!
So, the next time you’re experiencing symptoms of epididymitis, don’t feel like you have to live with them. Take your time and talk to your doctor about what might be going on—and how you can improve your health!