How Much do You Know Epididymitis?

How Much do You Know Epididymitis?

Clinical Statistics show that approximately 1 in 1000 men is attacked by epididymitis each year, making it the most common cause of scrotal inflammation. It is one of the top five most -diagnosed urologic conditions in men aged between 18 and 50. Commonly, epididymitis arises in three different forms: Acute Epididymitis: It usually occurs in young men aged between 19 and 35 years but may affect men of any age. There are inflammation, redness and warmth in the scrotum and these may be severe, accompanied by a sudden emerge and in the need of immediate treatment. Chronic Epididymitis: It often goes undetected for several years with the average occurrence age of 50, characterized by gradually aggravating pain the degree of which is less severe than than that of acute epididymitis. It accounts for 80% cases of epididymitis. Epididymo-orchitis: It occurs when the inflammation extends up to the testicles, which is usually due to infection, most commonly from a urine infection or a sexually transmitted infections. Generally, when epididymitis happens, men will suffer pain and swelling, inflammation and redness in epididymitis as the bacteria accumulate constantly over several days. Also men may suffer from fever and chill as well as the tender and firmness of Epididymis. Besides, some problems related to urethra and urine will take place such as urethral abnormal discharge ,pain and itch as well as painful urination, or worse, accompanied with blood. Moreover, presence of blood droplets in semen and formation of lump in testicles will aggravate with time going by. Universally, epididymitis can be caused by Sexually transmitted infections(STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia in particular, STIs are the most common causes of epididymitis in young and sexually active men. And as bacteria from a urinary tract or prostate infection spread from the infected site to the epididymis, then epididymitis strikes men accordingly. Also, viral infections, such as the mumps virus, can result in epididymitis. Besides, epididymitis arise when urine flows backward into the epididymis from urethra possibly because of heavy lifting or straining. In addition, a groin injury will cause epididymitis, too. What’s less common is tuberculosis which can rarely lead to epididymitis. Typically, the treatments of epididymitis include antibiotics, which is especially effective in acute epididymitis. As to chronic epididymitis, you have to take prolonged antibiotics with the entire course of antibiotics your doctor prescribed even if you feel better or the symptoms disappear. But antibiotics has been proved to produce drug resistance and tolerance, so it can’t be adopted for a long time. Then is surgery, which is performed when there is formation of an abscess,forcing you to have Epididymectomy to drain it. In severe cases, the affected epididymis needs to be completely or partially removed. However, this procedure has high risk of infertility. Modernly, physical therapies are regarded as a safety way, such as getting bed rest, elevating your scrotum, applying cold packs to your scrotum for 30 minutes at a time, wearing an athletic supporter, and avoiding lifting heavy objects and performing strenuous activities. But it really takes effect slowly. Another is epididymitis natural therapy – the fruit of TCM, holding a view that “No obstruction no pain, and vice versa” which means the pain is caused by the blood and Qi blockage. Qi is the vital substance constituting the human body. It also refers to the physiological functions of organs and meridians. To relieve pain and eliminate inflammation, natural herbal medicine like diuretic and anti-inflammation pill, which is a herbal medicine, functions by improving blood and Qi flow so as to alleviate the pain and swelling. This herbal medicine also contains herbs that provide effect to induce diuresis to increase the urine flow so that the bacteria and anti-inflammatory substances can be flushed out. Thus, the epididymitis symptoms can be resolved. Since there are anti-bacterial herbs in the pill, the root causes can be eliminated as well.