Acute Epididymitis and Acute Epididymo-orchitis
For infectious cases, it takes two to three days to start feeling better. If you don't, and if the redness doesn't begin to fade, call your provider. Discomfort can last for weeks to months after the full course of antibiotics is taken in some cases. It can take months for the swelling to ease. Rest with the scrotum raised for a day or two helps speed healing.
Cases of tuberculous epididymitis (without surgery) may need months to heal with medicine. The teste may shrink after treatment.
Amidarone epididymitis simply gets better after cutting the dose or stopping the drug.
Chemical epididymitis heals fully with treatment.
Please follow-up with your health care provider to make sure the problem doesn't return.
Symptoms for chronic epididymitis go away eventually or may come and go. Anti- inflammatory medicine may be needed on and off for a months or years. Symptoms are sometimes better and sometimes worse.
If surgery is done, symptoms ease in most men after a few weeks of healing. If surgery hasn't helped, your health care provider will try drugs again. In certain cases, he/she may suggest microsurgery to block nerves on the spermatic cord.
Pain often goes away after the acute phase. The teste often shrinks.