I went to the Urologist for intermittent pain in my right testicle. Through a physical examination, he diagnosed it as epididymitis, and started me on Cephalaxin (antibiotic). I took 2 weeks of the antibiotic and thought I was getting better. Then about 5 days after the antiobiotics ended, I developed more pain in the same area, slightly more severe than before. I went back to the Urologist last week. He recommended an ultrasound and prescribed a different antibiotic (Cipro). The ultrasound result came back and the doctor said that everything was fine. I asked for the radiologist report and it reads the following:
"Both testicles demonstrate homogeneous parenchyma with normal arterial and venous waveform. The right epididymis measures 10 x 8 mm and demonstrates a small 3 mm diameter cyst. The left epididymis measures 11 x 8 mm. There are small bilateral hydroceles. The examination is otherwise unremarkable. Impression: Normal. No definitive evidence of epididymal orchitis."
I read a few things in there that makes me think everything is not fine. It appears that I have a cyst on the right side and bilateral hydroceles. Is this anything to worry about? I still have infrequent pain in my right testicle, and the antibiotics have not helped the pain. I am 31 years old and still plan on having children. What should I do about the pain? Is it safe to have sex with my wife?
My teenager was just recently diagnosed with the same problem. I find it very discouraging that our doctors seem to not care about the health and well being of their patients. This is the second ultrasound done in less than a month on my teenager from the emergency room. And I found out the cyst was there on the first ultrasound and the emergency room doctor did not inform me as a parent. My son is 15 years old and cannot understand why he is going through this pain. He to will see a urologist on this Friday, his urologist is a good doctor and before I leave the office he will be taken care of. Sometimes a second opinion or changing physicians would be a good idea.
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