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   Posted 1/31/2011 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, I got some sort of combo of all three.

31 days ago, I was to have had the RRP, but got sent home because of the infection. Then, and now, it continues to feel like a mule reared up and kicked me hard in the privates.

First scrip was for Cipro. No effect. New scrip from new doc is for Bactrin. Been on that for 4 days and no improvement or change. Doc advised that the pain could last well beyond infection.

I did have a testicular ultrasound which ruled out "twisted ball syndrome" or, God forbid, testicular cancer.

Anybody else deal with this?
52 yr old, PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.

DaVinci prostatectomy scheduled for March 4 at Yale. Lets hope attempt 2 at this goes better than my first try.

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   Posted 1/31/2011 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   

I had a similar infection just before I had my AUS procedure.  Epididimitous was the call. 

 I caught it before it got to far along otherwise, I may not have had the procedure.

It took about a week to get better and I used an ice bag to get swelling down

You may want to use ice and something (aspirin) but depends on when your RP scheduled.

You need at least 2 wks off aspirn before surgery do to clotting problems.

Not going to recommend any antibiotics since I am not certain if its a UTI, Epidi, or what - that is up to your Urologist or Physician.

Good Luck




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   Posted 2/1/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   

As you describe it, your condition is Epididymitis which, in my case, presented as large growths on both testicles - the feeling, besides considerable discomfort, was that I had four testicles instead of two. You can research more at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002258 .

I had these growths surgically removed in 1987 and the procedure is called an Epididectomy. Required an overnight at St. Francis Hospital, catheter, pain level 8 and considerable attention to tenderness for a couple of weeks after discharge. Biopsy was, thankfully, clean.

The news doesn't get any better: the growths recurred in 2006 and I was Dx'd with PCa in 2009. Looking back, I should have bitten the bullet and gone in for another Epididectomy then and there. Would I still have contracted PCa three years later? Too late now for me but not for you.

Hope this helps,

Mitch in SC
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