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Recurrent epididymitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   is this the same doctor i talked to before

Doctor :  
I have access to your previous chat histories though
User :   yeah i had the epididmitus
User :   the one doctor said its possible for me to have an imbalance or hormones with it
User :   my moods been changing alot im not like me feel different
User :   can that happen
User :   with a bacterial infection and epidiamitus
Doctor :  
Epidydimis inflammation is called Epidydimitis
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It is caused by Virus or Bacterium
User :   i had bacterial one
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The routine could be sexual or Urine
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The epididymitis takes long time to clear off the infection
User :   i had this for 2 months
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It presents with pain in the scrotal sca
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Yes it may take more time
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Epididymitis shall not cause hormonal imbalance
User :   well i also took an herbal suppliment months back called panicyl
User :   not sure if that did anything to me
Doctor :  
That should not do anything to you
User :   i cant figure out whats wrong with me to be honest
User :   i dont feel like myself havent for 2 to 3 months
Doctor :   Ok

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Nothing should be wrong with you
User :   i know its not physically possible to change in 2 or 3 months
User :   well there is
User :   well from how i feel
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It could have taken a chronic course
User :   what would happen if it did
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Nothing the mild pain stays
User :   yeah its been staying
User :   can this be treated
Doctor :   With scrotal support
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and hot fomentations
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Do you have a swelling like lump there?
User :   yea
Doctor :   Ok was it been checked by the doctor

User :   yea said it was just swelling but i still feel a lump
User :   this was just my family doctor i went to
Doctor :  
Fine
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If there is a swelling there might be an abscess
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and it needs to be drained
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Did the swelling develop after the start of the antibiotics or before that
User :   do they put you to sleep for that
User :   after
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No
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It does not pain at all
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The first injection hurts a bit
User :   mine is pain not sure why
Doctor :  
It is because of swelling
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It hangs and cause more pain
User :   yeah should i go to a general surgeon
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That is why the scrotal support reduces the pain
User :   or back to GP
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General surgeon is better person to deal with these
User :   i cant stand this its ruined my life for 2 months havent been able to work and been having fever
Doctor :  
I am sure you will be benefitted by going to General Surgeon
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Do not worry
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Once the swelling is examined
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and fi needed drained
User :   i just want my old life back afraid the pain and my body wont go back to normal
User :   yea
Doctor :   If the drain is removed then you do not have pain at all
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you can be normal
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Do not waste time now
User :   also i have 2 bad teeth
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Please fix up your appnt today
User :   back teeth
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Ok
User :   could this of effected my body to
Doctor :   What problem do you have with them?

User :   just rotted and been hurting let it go for a year
Doctor :   What did the dentist say?

User :   nerve was hitting my tooth and have infection in tooth
Doctor :   Ok

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What is the plan to treat it ?
User :   i need oral surgery
User :   for that issue
Doctor :   Ok
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I too thought so
User :   do you think the nerve is making my body feel funny
Doctor :  
Not really
User :   what should i get takin care of first
Doctor :   If the major problem is the pain near the scrotum

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then it should be settled first
User :   i also had a hydrocell in my testicle had sonogram done
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Ok
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When did it develop?
User :   the bacterial infection is cleared up to
User :   2 months ago
Doctor :  
before the epididymitis
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or after the use of antibiotics
User :   all they told me was i had epidiamitus and the cipro was working on bacteriqal infection
Doctor :   But when did you notice this swelling in the testicle
User :   its been swelled for 2 months
User :   when it all started
User :   when i got sick
Doctor :  
The hydrocoele could be due to the epididymitis also
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Did the doctor tell you?
User :   even though the infection is cleared up can i have the epidiamitus
Doctor :  
Whast is the size
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usually this kind are small
User :   it just feels like a big lump
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These are called secondary hydrocoeles
User :   i was told a hydrocell aint painful
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But secondary hydrocoeles could be
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The treatment remains the same
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You hve to see a General surgeon
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Get the swelling checked
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and the hydrocoele too
User :   i had a 99 fever
User :   can i still have fever with this
Doctor :  
That is fine
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Fever of 99 is in fact good
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saying that the body defences are working fine
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against the infections
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It is protective mechanism
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Ok
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Any thing else I can help you with?
User :   they gave me cipro for 4 weeks for bacterial infection and eurologist gave me doxycyling now im on cleo something for tooth
Doctor :  
ok
User :   clindamycin for tooth
User :   sorry
Doctor :  
I know this from your history
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Now since the medicines have not cleared the problem
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a surgical approach might be necessaryu
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that is why a single surgery consult is required to see if they can clear the pain
User :   the one doctor told me the urine was c;ear from bacterial infection
Doctor :  
and the trauma you have
Doctor :  
yes I knew this from your chat history
User :   if i go to a genral surgeopn will they have to run test if so what kind
Doctor :  
I guess no tests needed
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Any lump is a clinical diagnosis for a gen surgeon
User :   how will they decide whats wrong with me if no test is needed
User :   oh
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If at all needed a scan of the scrotum
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which you already got
User :   if it isnt abcess can they drain it
Doctor :   they may not
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Your anxiety is making you more worried
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You do not need to
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Ok?
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First let us get the surgeon opinion
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