Testicle Infection (Epididymitis) (cont.)
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Outlook for Epididymitis (Testicle Infection)
If treated appropriately with antibiotics, epididymitis should be cured and the individual will have an excellent prognosis (outlook).
The pain should improve within 1-3 days; however, swelling may take several days to resolve.
However, complications are possible, including:
The longer treatment is delayed, the more likely the above complications may develop and thus reduce the individual's outcome to only fair to poor, depending on the severity of the complications.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/26/2016
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