Epididymitis

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What is epididymitis?

Epididymitis is swelling that occurs in the testicles usually from an infection from the bladder or urethra. Epididymitis may also occur as a side effect from amiodarone, a medication for irregular heart rhythms.

Common symptoms reported by people with epididymitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with epididymitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)

Data from patients with epididymitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with epididymitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (18 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
withdrawal effects with missed dose
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Levaquin)
Perceived effectiveness
for epididymitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
peripheral neuropathy tendonitis
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for epididymitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
epididymitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with epididymitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has epididymitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 12
40s 5
50s 13
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 34
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from epididymitis patients who have completed their condition history
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