What other symptoms are present and what other diagnostic tests done? Epididymitis usually gets better with antibiotic treatment but may return. If not treated, it may become long-term or chronic wherein there is usually no swelling but there is pain. Flank pain may also be caused by infection in the urinary tract and additional diagnostic tests may be requested to rule this out. It is best that you have this checked by your doctor or urologist for proper evaluation and to prevent complications such as abscess in the scrotum, chronic epididymitis, cutaneous scrotal fistula, and even testicular infarction. Take care and do keep us posted.
Dear doctor. I had a scrotal and abdominal ultrasound. Also full blood and urinalysis as well as std testing. All appeared clear. All that showed up different was reactive lymph node. However the flank pain started more than a month after initial blood and urine tests.