Epididymitis - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

The epididymis is a series of small tubes, attached to the back of each testicle, that collects and stores sperm. One of the most common causes of scrotal pain is epididymitis, which is infection and subsequent inflammation of these coiled tubes. Epididymitis is not contagious, not inherited, and not a sign of cancer.

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Epididymitis is usually a secondary bacterial infection that is triggered by a range of conditions, it is more often than not a urinary tract infection, however it could be caused by a sexually transmitted disease.

Epididymitis may be acute or chronic. The chronic type is usually non bacterial epididymitis meaning an inflammation of the epididymis not caused by a bacteria. The symptoms come on gradually. The causes are many and include viruses, trauma, and unknown causes. Acute epididymitis includes symptoms that usually come on suddenly and more severely.

The symptoms of epididymitis may include slight fever, chills, a sensation of heaviness or a drawing pain in the affected testicle, the testicle is sensitive to pressure, frequent urge to urinate, abdominal pain and possibly pelvic pain.

McDowells Treatment

 Mainstream treatment options include antibiotics and bed rest.

Our support mix includes Wild Yam, Saw Palmetto, Echinacea, Golden Seal, Buchu and Liquorice, along with the Bach Flower Remedies:- Clematis, Hornbeam and Wild Oat.

This mix clears the infective processes most likely to be involved in epididimytis.


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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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