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Comment from: vini, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I had pain in the groin and upper scrotum. I had it for five weeks and the doctor said it was epididymitis. The doctor gave me Levaquin which didn't do anything.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

For 12 days now, my left testicle is swollen four times larger than normal. I'm taking doxycycline 100mg twice daily and pain meds. I had ultrasound, which revealed a bad bacterial infection.

Comment from: Arthur, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

Drove from Illinois to Houston, and got up the next day had a cup of coffee. When I went for the second cup, I had pain in my left testicle. Within thirty minutes was extremely painful, went to ER in Houston. Doctors ended up giving me antibiotics and painkillers.

Comment from: srini, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 01

I have been having pain in both testes for 6 months. I have taken antibiotics taken for 45 days and they have not helped. The scan shows epididymitis (with lumps at head and tail) but so far no cure is suggested.

Comment from: Tom, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

About 8 months ago I was diagnosed with chronic epididymitis. So far none of the drugs that the doctor has prescribed has worked. One of the ultrasounds I recently had, showed that my prostate was enlarged. Last week I had what I think is called a cystoscopy (a camera up my urethra). The urologist found that I have a narrowing of the urethra; and as a result I will be going in for a procedure in approximately 6 weeks from now and I understand I may need a catheter for a few days after. I am going to make another appointment with my urologist, but I thought it might be helpful to get other feedback so I will know what to ask my urologist.

Comment from: plumberwithballs, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

I have just had a testicle infection and am just coming up to the end of my course of antibiotics. It started when I sat funny on the sofa crushing my right testicle causing little discomfort however the next night I started getting very painful twinges shooting from my right testicle to my abdomen to the point I was nearly in tears! The next day I made an appointment to visit my doctor who gave me an examination by feeling my testicles. I was prescribed an antibiotic course, but I still feel the pain so I am rebooking an appointment with my doctor. To any one reading this, my advice would be to go to the doctor as soon as you feel any of the symptoms I mentioned.

Comment from: Deckstar, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

I am an average male, 30 years old, married with 2 kids. I went to bed one night and woke up for work the next day and felt discomfort in my left testicle. Thought maybe I slept funny. Friday rolled around and the top of the left testicle was sensitive to the touch and had a decent size lump that I could feel with my fingers. So I made an appointment for the following Monday. Monday I went in the doctor examined by touching, which was like getting flicked in the nut. She then perscribed "Levaquin" once a day for 14 days. We'll see how it goes.

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