Treatment for Epididymitis

Epididymitis is a common male reproductive system disease. With the development of the economy, men are confronted with more and more stress. Overwork and high pressure can weaken the resistance and immunity of men. Under this condition, pathogens are more likely to invade into the body and cause various kinds of diseases including epididymitis. Therefore the morbidity of epididymitis shows a trend of increasing in the recent years.

treatment for epididymitis

Since there are more and more men being diagnosed with epididymitis, the treatment for epididymitis gains more and more attention from these men. Many patients with epididymitis do not know which is suitable for them. Therefore we will introduce the major therapies of epididymitis for these patients.

Generally speaking, epididymitis can be further divided into acute epididymitis and chronic epididymitis. The therapy for acute epididymitis is different from the therapy for chronic epididymitis.

For patients with acute epididymitis, intravenous injection of antibacterial can be applied to control the state of disease immediately. If there is symptom of high fever, antipyretic should be used accordingly. Patients with acute epididymitis usually suffer from strong pain and discomfort in the affected side of epididymis. The pain can spread into the abdominal region, groin, thigh. If the pain is too severe to bear, painkillers can be taken to alleviate the pain. Some patients may have the symptom of red and swelling of the scrotum and obvious tenderness in the scrotum. Physical therapy such as hot compress, hip bath with warm water, lifting up the scrotum with soft cotton cushion can be applied to alleviate the pain and discomfort of the patients. In general, the symptoms of acute epididymitis will disappear within one to two weeks if treated appropriately. After the symptoms of acute epididymitis disappeared, however, the patients cannot stop the treatment immediately. Oral-taken medicine with the function of antisepsis and anti-inflammation should be taken to in case acute epididymitis may transform into chronic epididymitis. Chinese herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammation Pill is a good choice.

As we have mentioned above, chronic epididymitis may be transformed from acute epididymitis. But most of the patients with chronic epididymitis do not have the history of acute epididymitis. In fact, chronic epididymitis is more common compared with acute epididymitis. For the treatment of chronic epididymitis, Chinese herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammation Pill can be applied. What we have to mention is that patients with chronic epididymitis should take appropriate treatment as soon as possible. If the patients suffer from chronic epididymitis for a long time, surgery treatment may need to be applied. And this may damage the reproductive ability of the patients.