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Vasectomy and epididymitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Does this service cost?
User :   I found the answer to that one.
User :   Are you familiar with epididymitis?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   yes I am
User :   My husband had a vasectomy about 3 weeks ago, and he has been complaining with his testicle bothering him. Today, he found out that he has epididymitis as a result of the surgery.
User :   I have an embarrassing question. Last night, before we knew this, I used my mouth during intercourse. I didn't realize at the time that he had some discharge (neither did he). Is this bad for me too?
Doctor :   since vasectomy is a surgical procedure
Doctor :   any surgery will have infctionas as complucations
User :   ok
Doctor :   and epididimitis can result as a minor complication
User :   gotcha
Doctor :   there will be no problem for either of you
Doctor :   he will soon heal and will be fine soon
User :   Should he take an antibiotic for this?
Doctor :   yes, for full healing and prevention of recurrance he may need a course of antibiotics
User :   Ok...well, they did give him an antibiotic (he was already taking one for a sinus infection), and they changed the antibiotic.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Are you sure that i could not catch anything as a result of our "stuff" last night?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   you will not
Doctor :   i am sure
User :   So, what is the penal discharge that he has?
Doctor :   may i know the color of the discharge ?
User :   I was just scared that I might need an antibiotic too since I may have swallowed a little. I am really paranoid. It's a little yellowish today. We didn't notice the discharge yesterday or we would have never done that. I'm too embarrassed to ask our dr in person.
Doctor :   you need not worry
Doctor :   since you swallowed it, the gastric juices in the stomach will destroy it
User :   Do you have something that i could reference that could reassure me?
Doctor :   this is a medical fact
Doctor :   the acid in the stomach are bactericidal
User :   why do we get strep throat? just curious...wouldn't that be destroyed too?
Doctor :   the throat does not have acids in it
Doctor :   the stomach does have acids in it and it will destroy any bacteria in it
User :   Is it possible that the bacteria could have got hung up in the mouth or throat, etc?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   please be reassured that you will not have any side effects of that
User :   thanks for your help!
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   hope your questions have been answered
User :   me too.
Doctor :   you can google about the effects of gastric acid on bacteria
Doctor :   and then be reassured and relax
User :   ok...thanks again!
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
User :   you too
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