Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination, which includes a rectal exam to check for prostate enlargement or tenderness, and tests that allow them to confirm the diagnosis and the level of progress of the infection, such as:
Penile swab to detect sexually transmitted diseases.
General urine tests and a urine culture.
Once the origin of your epididymitis has been identified, your doctor will define the treatment to be followed to eliminate the infection with antibiotics and reduce the symptoms by taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories, as well as applying ice to the affected area.
If an abscess has formed, you may need surgery to drain the pus or, in severe cases, to remove all or part of the epididymis.
Your doctor must monitor your evolution to check that there is no infection. In addition, if the epididymitis is caused by a sexually transmitted infection, your partner must also get checked and treated clinically.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.