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Diagnosed mild epididymitis. Prescribed docycycline and antiinflammatories. Mild lingering discomfort when palpating the testicles. Serious?

Hi, I am a 22 year old that recently went to a urologist and was told that i might have mild epididymitis. I took docycycline (twice a day) and antiinflammatories, both for 7 days. The pain has generally subsided.. but I still have some very mild lingering discomfort when i palpate that area of my testicles .. does this mean that the medication didn't work? ... also .. should I refrain from masturbating? (I haven't done so since the diagnosis..)
Mon, 6 May 2013
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Hi
Epididymitis is infection and inflammation of epididymis,structure that is above and attached to testis.
If the diagnosis is correct,it will take some time to subside.
But,the exact diagnosis is confirmed by Ultrasound scrotum.
Please get it done.
If epididymitis is confirmed,then you have to take antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents till symptoms subside.
Wish you good health
Regards
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Diagnosed mild epididymitis. Prescribed docycycline and antiinflammatories. Mild lingering discomfort when palpating the testicles. Serious?

Hi Epididymitis is infection and inflammation of epididymis,structure that is above and attached to testis. If the diagnosis is correct,it will take some time to subside. But,the exact diagnosis is confirmed by Ultrasound scrotum. Please get it done. If epididymitis is confirmed,then you have to take antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents till symptoms subside. Wish you good health Regards