Male Organ Pain and Swelling - Could it be Epididymitis

Male Organ Pain and Swelling: Could it
be Epididymitis?
Although men are understandably proud of their male organs, many men are
not familiar with the inner workings of these body parts, despite the impact
that such inner workings can have on their health. For example, even men
who have heard of epididymitis may not be sure of exactly what it is or how
it might affect their private parts, causing male organ pain and other
unpleasant symptoms.
What it is
The Mayo Clinic states that epididymitis “is an inflammation of the coiled
tube (epididymis) at the back of the [male organ] that stores and carries
[reproductive fluid].” That tube is coiled very tightly indeed; if it were to be
straightened out, it would measure between 6 and 7 meters. The epididymis
does more than just store and carry reproductive fluid; it also helps them
grown. When the seed first enters the epididymis, it is unable to swim
forward and induce fertilization in an egg. During the 2 or 3 months that it
stays in the epididymis, it acquires these abilities so that when it is released,
it is capable of fulfilling its fertilization mission.
Symptoms
When the epididymis becomes inflamed, a man may experience one or more
of these common symptoms.
 Swelling. This is the most common symptom. The inflammation
causes the epididymis to swell, creating a “lump” in the back of the
male organ. The swelling is usually accompanied by a feeling of
warmth in the area and a reddening of the skin, especially in men of
lighter skin tones.
 Discomfort. The swelling causes the balls to be sensitive to touch;
most often this tenderness is on one side of the male organ. There may
also be pain in the manhood, especially when the man is urinating. In
some cases, this pain may also be felt elsewhere in the pelvic area.
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Reproductive activity is also often affected, with intimacy producing
feelings of pain.
 Discharge or bleeding. There may be a discharge from the manhood
apart from urination, and sometimes, blood may appear in the semen.
 Fever sometimes also accompanies the inflammation.
Causes
Epididymitis is generally classified as “acute” (temporary) or “chronic”
(longer-lasting, usually staying around for six or more weeks or recurring
after it seems to have been banished).
There can be numerous causes of epididymitis. Social diseases are the
biggest culprits among men who are active with a partner. (Another reason
why unprotected contact can be very risky!) But the bacterial infection can
come from non-intimate causes as well.
For example, sometimes a urinary tract infection might infect the
epididymis, as can blockage of the bladder or urethra, which forces urine
into the epididymis. In some cases, an infection in the bloodstream, such as
that associated with tuberculosis, could make its way to the epididymis. And
on rare occasions, some heart medications have created this inflammation.
Treatment
Men who notice a swelling in the area should have it checked, especially if it
is accompanied by pain, discharge or any of the other symptoms mentioned
above. Antibiotics are often required to clear epididymitis up, especially
among intimately active men. The doctor may also recommend giving the
area a rest for a while; if pain is persistent, using an athletic strap and taking
painkillers may be beneficial.
Keeping an eye out for epididymitis is all part of good manhood care. So is
regularly using a top drawer male organ health creme (health professionals
recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for
skin). Be sure to find a crème with vitamin D, the acclaimed “miracle
vitamin.” The body often needs help in getting sufficient vitamin D, and the
manhood needs its benefits as much as other parts of the body. And the best
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crème will also include vitamin A, which has anti-bacterial properties that
can help reduce unwanted and persistent (and embarrassing) manhood odors.
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