epididymitis

Milzy

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Has anyone suffered from this? I don’t know if it’s from a bacterial infection or irritation through tight bibs and cycling.

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gbb

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I get it occasionally and I assume it's just an Infection...it usually clears up itself in a few days. Slightly swollen tubes above the testicles themselves.
I just looked at the causes....
STIs...haha, not me.
Problems with prostate gland or catheter...well I had an accident eons ago that meant I have an internal tube fitted to bypass or replace a damaged tube from my bladder, somewhere in the prostate region.
Tuberculosis ?...had that but it's 5 years ago roughly.
Water infections ?...
 
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Milzy

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I had one episode of this around 30 years ago - it's never reoccurred.

Do visit your GP in case it does need AB's to treat and/or there is some underlying issue causing it.
Had ibuprofen & the pain is much better and the swelling seems to have gone down a bit already. That’s a good sign.
 
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It can happen without any infection been present. It’s happened before. Something triggers it then it goes back to normal. How queer.
 

screenman

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Shows my ignorance, I thought it was something Ken Dodd would have suffered from. Sorry about that no use reply.
 
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[QUOTE 5362796, member: 9609"]you've had Tuberculosis ? where did you get that

I had something last year after filling my water bottle in a cattle trough, it was like peeing fire for a few days, didnt bother the doc so never found out what it was - it was pretty eye watering[/QUOTE]
I work in the food industry with a very high percentage of East European workers where (among many other parts of the world, TB is endemic. I think it was 2013, a very bad winter and the packhouse i worked in at that time was very cramped with LOTS of workers in a small area, many of them cough cough coughing with colds and viruses. I duly caught it and couldnt shift a cough for weeks and weeks, went to the docs with earth shattering lethargy and night sweats, had antibiotics but nothing would shift it. I had a dose of Pleurisy at this time as well. Eventually my company had had several workers diagnosed with TB and called in the authorities who did a screening of the entire workforce and i think it transpired 13 of us had contracted it.
TB, was treated for 6 months but that and the resulting pneumonia and pleurisy has damaged my lung irreparably (but thankfully...i hope..not in a longer term life threatening way)
 
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I work in the food industry with a very high percentage of East European workers where (among many other parts of the world, TB is endemic. I think it was 2013, a very bad winter and the packhouse i worked in at that time was very cramped with LOTS of workers in a small area, many of them cough cough coughing with colds and viruses. I duly caught it and couldnt shift a cough for weeks and weeks, went to the docs with earth shattering lethargy and night sweats, had antibiotics but nothing would shift it. I had a dose of Pleurisy at this time as well. Eventually my company had had several workers diagnosed with TB and called in the authorities who did a screening of the entire workforce and i think it transpired 13 of us had contracted it.
TB, was treated for 6 months but that and the resulting pneumonia and pleurisy has damaged my lung irreparably (but thankfully...i hope..not in a longer term life threatening way)
This is sadly a horrific story. Maybe one benefit of Brexit has been found?
 

byegad

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I had it once some 30 yrs ago. Apart from my GP telling me I had testicular cancer [he was a pillock with no human feeling] which the specialist laughed at, and being so tender I couldn't bend down to tie my shoes for a few days it's never returned.
 

rogerzilla

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Check your shorts aren't too baggy. I had pain down there, the GP thought it was an infection and then I looked down during a TT to realise my nads were literally bouncing on the nose of the saddle. Threw those (new) shorts in the bin and never had a problem again.
 
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