Epididymitis Explained by Underwear For Men
Underwear For Men offers a patented drawstring adjustable support pouch that helps men recover from all types of surgeries, including Epididymitis.
An Overview of Epididymitis
What is Epididymitis?
Epididymitis is a common medical condition that a large number of men suffer from on a daily basis. The epididymis is a long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicles. Its function is to carry the sperm from the testes to the vas deferens. If any type of inflammation or infection occur on the epididymis, it is called epididymitis. This leads to pain, discomfort, and the need for proper support underwear.
Causes of Epididymitis
The causes vary depending on your age and behavior. In children it is most commonly associated with urinary tract infections and in young, sexually active men, it is often linked with a sexually transmitted infection. Older men are effected with it by enlargement of the prostate gland. Some other causes of epididymitis are bacterial infections, that spread from the rectal area or from a groin injury.
Pain, tenderness, and swelling in the scrotum that gradually get worse, are the major symptoms of epididymitis. Other symptoms may include fever and chills, frequent painful urinating, penile discharge and blood in the urine.
Epididymitis can be caused by non-sexual infections such as a urinary tract infection or prostate infection. However, it is mainly spread by sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea or chalmydia.
Risk factors include:
- Having Unprotected Sex
- Recent Urinary Tract Surgery
- Using a Urinary Catheter
- Being Uncircumcised
- Heavy Lifting or Straining
Treatment for Epididymitis
A course of antibiotic medicines is usually advised as soon as epididymitis is diagnosed. This works normally, pain usually eases with in a few days but swelling can take a week or so to go down, sometimes longer.
Some other common treatments include:
- Pain Medication
- Anti-Inflammatory Medication
- Elevating the Scrotum
- Wearing an Athletic Cup for Support
- Abstaining from Sexual Intercourse
Surgery is an option if no other treatment has been successful. This involves removing all or part of the epididymis. Surgical treatment may also be necessary to correct any physical defects that may be causing the epididymitis. Complications occur from Epididymitis at times but most cases of epididymitis are successfully treated using antibiotics. However, there are possible complications if the infection goes untreated.
These complications are rare but may include:
- Chronic Epididymitis
- Shrinkage of Testicles
- Abnormal Passageway in the Scrotum
How Underwear For Men Can Help
Apart from any medical treatment doctors also advise patients to wear a comfortable and supportive underwear. However, compliance with this request is often very low, mainly because men don't know where to turn other than to a jockstrap. Underwear For Men is one of the best alternatives to a jockstrap while still complying with your doctor, in fact we are recommended by urologists worldwide.
You situate yourself in our drawstring adjustable support pouch. Then pull the strings as much or as little as needed. This offers a custom fit based on what each man finds comfortable. The support pouch lifts you up and forward. Making sure you stay out from between your legs and nothing gets rubbed the wrong way. Support underwear are a key piece to a successful recovery because you are putting the burden of supporting everything on the pouch, instead of forcing your body to do it.
Checkout UFM Medical Underwear for your post-surgery recovery needs.