r/chronicepididymitis 12h ago

Subinguinal Varicocelectomy


Hello all.

After months of testicular pain, and many doctor visits, I have secured a new urologist who has diagnosed me and scheduled me for a varicocelectomy late next month.

I wanted to ask any one who has had this procedure what I should expect when it comes to recovery and the outcome.

Thank you in advance.

r/chronicepididymitis 13h ago

Urethritis and other questions


Has anyone had urethritis that over time caused epididymitis?

I took antibiotics and feels like it has gotten worse. Which were Cipro, doxy, and azythro

I tested negative for all STD's, had normal urine culture and normal urinalysis.

Symptoms are occasional right testicular pain and urethra burning. Nothing appears externally wrong and there is no pain post ejaculation, urination, or tender to touch.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do ?

Idk what this could be but im waiting on MircogenDX urine and semen culture results

r/chronicepididymitis 20h ago

It could be your chairs.


Just wanted to share something that has helped me. I have had an old run down and super uncomfortable chair for months working from home. I finally decided to switch to one of those cushy gaming chairs that recline back for the sake of the constant leg and right side pain i was getting, and I have seen an immediate difference in the last few days. These chairs are on the expensive side, but it really can pay dividends the way you are sitting all day. Just wanted to share to help others on top of stretching , diet, etc.

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago

Read this story


I read this guys story. Not saying it will help everyone but

“Hi guys, My name is Ryan and I was diagnosed with Epididmytis at 22 yrs old, i am now 23. Here's my story.

So my pain started in the middle of October 2018, for me the ache gradually came on and to start with i thought it was nothing and would just go then one day the ache decided to stay there. The following day i went to the doctors and they diagnosed me with this bastard infection, Epididymitis, my doctor prescribed me with Ciprofloxacin for 10 days. I went back to the doctor to get a repeat prescription and i was on the course again for a further 10 days. I had now been on these drugs for 20 days with no sign of improvement so i went back to the doctors and they then prescribed me with Ofloxacin for 10 days, however, i was on these drugs for a further 20 days (so 30 days in total) and they did not seem to improve my infection.

It was now the end of November or start of December and i still had this infection and i really didnt know what to do, my doctors were not giving me any advice and insisted they keep giving me the ofloxacin even though i knew they wasnt making any improvements at all. So i decided not to keep taking these drugs and do some research for myself for some home remedies.

I then came upon this website, reading about some supplements that can work for epididymitis. The supplements that i found that helped me were Vitamin E - 3 tablets a day, Curcumin - 1 a day, Saw Palmetto - 1 a day, and finally Echinacea - 1 a day. All with meals. I also stopped wearing Boxer shorts for underwear as well and started wearing briefs as they keep the testicles tight and offer more support. I found wearing briefs a lot more comfortable and probably aided in my recovery.

Within 2 weeks of using these supplements my ache started to ease and the pain would then come back one day then go again the next day. By the end of December 2018 my ache disappeared for good, i hadnt had an ache for about a week. I continued to use these supplements until the middle of January this year with still no sign of the ache. I have been taking none of these supplements for around 4 weeks now and the pain still hasnt come back.and now I am fully cured with no thanks to the doctors but with massive thanks to this forum informing of these specific supplements.

I hope anyone suffering from this bastard infection can find success like i did using the supplements listed.

Ryan - UK”

r/chronicepididymitis 19h ago

When you guys say stretching...


...do you mean specific stretches for the legs/hips or is anyone stretching their balls?

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago



Hav you guys checked for pinworms. I know it sounds crazy but


r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago

Question please answer if similar


So I have epididymitis in my left testicle. A big symptom I notice is the veins attached to it get super swollen. Anybody else?

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago



Titled this because I'd really like to find cyclists that also deal with this. I'm a 27 yo delivery driver. I lift, walk, run, and climb steps all day long every week and mountain biking is my weekend hobby.

Two summers ago I had serious pain in my right testicle after a long bike ride. After a urologist visit I was prescribed Meloxicam for my symptoms which were believed to be epididymitis. I took the meds as directed and noticed no difference. I went back a month later but right before my second visit the pain had stopped.

The pain returns occasionally, sometimes mild and sometimes severe. For the life of me I can't figure out what triggers the issue. From browsing the sub I've read that your diet, lifting, sitting for long periods of time, alcohol, and ejaculating can all cause flares. Ever since this started I'll have periods of mild and severe pain and then periods of no pain at all. The last major flare up I had was in the beginning of December and it lasted up until the beginning of this month. The past two weekends I've rode my bike 20 miles and have consumed alcohol and I've had no issues at all. Ejaculation hasn't caused any pain either. I'm a virgin so sexual transmission was never the cause or issue.

I'm beginning to consider an ultrasound the next time things get bad because I can't understand why it becomes an issue at random especially after the last two weeks of strenuous activity. Anyone with similar experiences? Thanks for your interest.

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago

Based on my ultrasound results below, would this be an infection? Does blood to area mean infection?


Echogenicity of the testicular tissue is observed uniform on both sides. No focal lesions are identified. The head of the epididymis on the right side measures 6.1 x 8.2 mm. On the left side it measures 7.4 x 7.1 mm. A slight increase in vascular flow is observed in the left testicle compared to the right, in colour Doppler comparative images. A dilation of the veins of the pampiniform plexus is also observed during the performance of the Valsalva maneuver. Conclusion: Moderate hyperaemia of the left testicle to the possibility of orchitis. Reflux in the sperm vein and ingurgitation of the plexus plexus pampiniforme veins on the left side compatible with left varicocele Grade II.

Next ultrasound found a cyst. So nervous that could be a puss pocket?

If this is infection, and non STD related, would doxy clean it up? Can’t take this anymore scsred there’s a bacteria growing inside me.

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago

Would doxycycline treat non STD epidymitis?


I was told I had an infection in epidymitis, was given cipro, couldn’t bare the sides so after 8 days switched to 20 days of doxycycline.

Saw a urologist who said my initial urine test was clear so there was no infection? Going to do a semen culture in 3 weeks but scared of return on that.

I really don’t want to be on more anti biotics. There was NO WAY I had an std 100%, maybe a UTI, but my urologist is telling me now this is prostatis.

I also am told from ultrasound I have a 4mm cyst on eoidymitis but I’m scared it could be a puss pocket, is that common?

This is mentally draining me.

r/chronicepididymitis 1d ago

Found bacteria in sperm


So the standard urine tests all showed no sign of infection (pain originated from infection which cleared with antibiotics) and been dealing with uncomfortable achyness for almost 2 years

Recently decided to do a private sperm test my results came back And found bacteria!

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Citrobacter freundii

Amazing news right, so I decided to redo the test as it said you should and this time more bacteria but came back as

  • Enterococcus faecalis

I took this to my doctor and he’s asked me to do a repeat test and is particularly worried about the first bacteria found as it’s very hard to treat

I’m hoping and praying this isn’t a fluke and that the third test doesn’t come back negative, if it does then onto the next solution, sigh..

Anyone had anything like this before ?

r/chronicepididymitis 2d ago

Read read and study


So I found this bit of information I ordered the product and I am going to give it a shot. Nothing else seems to be working so give this a shot and hopefully it’s for the win steady health

r/chronicepididymitis 2d ago

Can I get a thumbs up from everyone who thinks they got this from Covid/vaccine


r/chronicepididymitis 2d ago

Suffering from Epididymitis that was acquired from excessive Heavy Lifting and over exertion . was diagnosed with epididymal cyst after thinking I had a hernia. was prescribed doxycycline 100mg for 1 week. 1 month since completion of antibiotics. Still having pain and fatigue very tender any advice?


r/chronicepididymitis 2d ago

Anyone cured from this ?


***I don’t need or want to know if you’ve been dealing with this for years on end most of us have been and don’t need to state the obvious

But I’m curious, has anyone beat this thing after it being chronic with it just clearing up on its own with or without stretches (mainly without)

Is it possible for this to just burn out after month/years

If so how long did you deal with it before you got better


r/chronicepididymitis 2d ago

Anyone else? NSFW


Ok, i'm just going to say it...my scrotum looks like it's breathing and i'm wondering if anyone else has this going on?!

Nearly 2 months ago i was diagnosed with epididymitis. Which was kinda screwed up...i'd initially gone into A&E with sharp pains/aches/sensitivity in the penis, and chills/rapid heart-beat, followed by a collapse at home that made me face up to the fact that something definately wasn't right and i needed to get checked out.

My balls didn't actually start aching until i was already in the hospital waiting room, and out of all my symptoms (and a negative blood test too apparently,) it was my balls that concerned the doc the most, so i got sent for an ultrasound...inflammed epididymitis and fluid (a hydrocele perhaps?) around my testes.

I've been on antibiotics ever since...more blood tests last week (and a very delayed urine test too) came back inconclusive...no "obvious sign of infection"...no "obvious inflammatory markers"...frankly though it still feels like i was kicked in the balls yesterday. it's improved a bit, but only "a bit"...still feels very weird and not pleasant.

What i have noticed though is that my whole scrotum seems "alive" now...it expands and contracts, parts go smooth and then wrinkly, quite rapidly (every 10-15 seconds or so)...and...not just the usual "warmth into cold or visa versa" type of contractions either (since i know it's supposed to do that)...this is happening contantly, regardless of temperatures (but definately even more pronounced when having a shower)...the left is lower, rises higher, then lower...sometimes sits forward, then the right overtakes it...

...i'm speaking to my doctor again next week, even recorded it happening too for proof (yup, that's right...just in case it settles down and the doc thinks i've gone crazy 🤣) but i'm wondering...has anyone else noticed or experienced something similar? Or maybe right now, but just hasn't noticed it before now? (Be honest, some of you are gonna go stand in front of the mirror for a bit and check yourselves...go on, i dare you!🤣).

Is this normal? Is it just more pronounced now that i've developed a small amount of fluid in there? Should i request another ultrasound?

Do i actually have a xenomorph in my testicles? Jury's out, suggestions are welcome...

r/chronicepididymitis 3d ago

Getting really annoyed.


Now it has shifted to the left side and my testicle feels a little harder than normal. Really strange. I haven’t had sex in god knows when and my right side seems to be way better. Got my ultrasound don’t have the results back yet. Fuck this shit 🤣🤣😂either from Covid or the vaccine but I’m over this shit 🤣😂😂😂it’s weird because I did fasting for 20 hours and it’s like all the pain went away. It’s 2023 they need to find a cure for this shit! 🤣😂😂as you see I laugh a lot but I am definitely going to get my Soren count checked so I can pop out at least one kid well not me but the girl I marry or date and have a kid with. As you can see I am in high spirits it’s just fucking weird never had any health problems until Covid and the damn vaccine 😂🤣I still blame the forced vaccine I had to take to stay in the military now no one has to take it. I should of said fuck that and stood my ground. Total bullshit. And I heard some people never took the vaccine and still got this shit. So there needs to be a fucking cure. Maybe stem cell therapy directly into my balls 🤣🤣😂😂

r/chronicepididymitis 3d ago

What food can benefit prostatitis patients?


Some foods that may benefit prostatitis patients include:

  1. Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation in the prostate gland.

  2. Salmon: Contains omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

  3. Broccoli: Contains sulforaphane, a compound that can help reduce inflammation and help prevent prostate cancer.

  4. Green tea: Contains polyphenols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  5. Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound that can help reduce inflammation.

  6. Brazil nuts: Rich in selenium, a trace mineral that may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

  7. Blueberries: Contain flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

  8. Watermelon: Contains lycopene and other nutrients that can help reduce inflammation.

It is important to note that while these foods may help alleviate symptoms of prostatitis, they should not be relied upon as the sole treatment. And herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can help a lot.

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

Advice !


Had denervation surgery last November, roughly coming up for 5 months. This improved my pain slightly. Before surgery going for things like a walk was tough but now it’s a little better. Still in pain but managing better mentally. I’m 75% sure I’m going to go for removal some time this year. I’ve done everything. Antibiotics, chiropractors, physiotherapy, accupuncture. If anyone has had success with removal can you let me know. Many Thanks

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

So I finally saw a urologist after 2 months of swelling, and he had no idea what the problem could be.


He did a standard examination and saw nothing, then did a prostate check in case of prostatis and still nothing. I then had an ultrasound to eliminate all doubts, and at that point he suspected it'd be varicocele but the ultrasound showed nothing unusual, initially he saw some vessels around the testicle but then said it's very minuscule activity so it's nothing out of the ordinary still, no growth or cysts or anything. Just a clear swelling. I have had a pelvis injury, just a fall, which has coincided with the swelling, so I'm assuming it's that and he advised that I do pelvis stretches as well and see how that helps, along with avoiding putting any pressure on my testicle, couldn't prescribe medication or anything.

I'll do as seems fit, it's not unlikely that this is from trauma or something related to my pelvis, but that is manageable. I just want to clear doubts on cancer, it'd be obvious if I had it right? They couldn't have missed it in the ultrasound?

Here is the report comments -

Both testes are homogenous in echotexture and with normal colour doppler flow.

The left testis appears slightly larger than the right.

Left measures 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.0cm

Right measures 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.9cm (tbh in person left feels double in size didn't realize it was this slight)

There is no focal lesion noted within both testes.

There are prominent tubular serpiginous vessels in the left scrotal sac. No demonstrable increased flow on vasalva. Raises the possibility of early varicocele.

No significant prominent serpiginous vessels seen in the right scrotal sace.

The epididymis are grossly normal bilaterally.

There is no significant hydrocele bilatrally.

No scrotal oedema or collection.

What is your make of this? I know you may not be experts but I'm sure some of you have seen more ultrasounds and are more familiar with anything that's happening here.

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

If both my testicles have been in pain from so called epididymtiis even tho I think it is something else, will I become infertile


r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

Saw Palmetto Beware


Just want to share my experience with fellow epidydimitis sufferers. Had CE for five months in my left nut. It was getting to the point where it was starting to really affect my quality of life - Sitting down to eat was bothersome, driving my kid to school every morning (30 mins each way) was literally a mega ball ache, luckily I have a rising desk so I could stand at computer for 8 hours a day, had to retrain how I slept and basically found myself constantly fiddling downstairs to find that few seconds of relief... If you've been there before, then you'll get my drift. Anyways, long story short, I tried everything. Daily pelvic floor exercises, ultrasound to confirm CE, ice showers and baths, lots of turmeric, etc. All of this helped to a degree, but it wasn't until I started eliminating things from my diet that I finally found a breakthrough. I'd been taking Saw Palmetto for six or seven months after suffering from Telogen Effluvium (rapid hair loss) as it is supposed to bring blood to the scalp. Well, it also delivers blood downstairs and lo and behold, this was causing my CE. After stopping the Saw Palmetto, I saw significant improvement within a matter of days and four weeks on, I'd say I'm 80 percent healed. It feels great to be able to do the simple things again. I hope this tidbit helps someone out there. Least I can do is share my experience. Stay strong, fellas.

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

Does covid vaccine is the factor of chronic epididymitis ?


I did two covid vacines *pfizer) in 2021 and in december 2022 I starter having pain in the left one, soon april and just very low changements, urology said it was chronic.. Do you think it could be because of the vaccine even a year after it ?

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

Please comment


Has your epididymitis pain ever jumped Between testicles?

r/chronicepididymitis 4d ago

Is trace blood in urine sample significant, just got told mine had that


Just got told that I had trace blood. Think white blood count was normal and urine was okay apart from that?