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When you have epididymitis how long it takes to start having symptoms constantly?

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When you have epididymitis how long does it take for a guy to start having symptoms constantly? Could I have had this for a long time and just now having sudden pain from me
Posted Wed, 7 Nov 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 4 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It is very unlikely that you could have had chronic (long-standing) epididymitis without having any symptoms of it. Men with chronic epididymitis generally present with a dull-aching scrotal pain. Many patients also have associated testicular pain. Sometimes, patients can present with localized pain or discomfort in the epididymis alone. Other associated symptoms can be painful urination, fever, enlarged lymph nodes, urethral discharge, painful intercourse or ejaculation, etc. Even in cases of acute infection, symptoms should evolve within a matter of a few days maximum. So, it is very unlikely that you could have had inflamation / infection of the epididymis for a long time without having any symptoms and present with pain all of a sudden.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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