I'm having swelling in right testicle. it feels outside the testicle possibly in the epididymis. i'm a nurse. some pain on urination, burning. the lump has been here for 2 weeks now. can i wait until appointment in february or should i go to er sooner?
You are a nurse as per your history and you do not know ? When you have a swelling in the scrotum , which is most probably epididymis, with symptoms of urinary tract infection, you should go to the ER , get investigated and properly treated, as it is already late by 2 weeks .
I would advise you the following: Ultrasonography and color doppler studies of the scrotum and the abdomen . Urine culture and sensitivity , microscopy and routine test before start of the antibiotic. Tests of the blood. Get started on proper antibiotics. Scrotal sup[port. Plenty of oral fluids.