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Why Does Epididymitis Cause Groin Pain? How Long Will It Last?
Epididymitis is the most common intra-scrotal Infectious disease. It is more common in young and middle-aged men. The symptoms of epididymitis vary greatly, and many men with the disease respond with pain and swelling of the affected scrotum with significant pressure pain. Some patients may also experience groin pain. How long the pain lasts is related to the severity of the disease and whether patients intervene in the condition or not on time.

So why does epididymitis cause groin pain? How long does it usually last?
Pain is a common clinical symptom of epididymitis. Some of the pain is long and persistent, while most patients have paroxysmal pain, mainly dull. It is not always painful. Generally, the pain will gradually disappear with proper and timely medication.
When the body's immune function decreases, various pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli, Staphylococcus, trachoma Chlamydia, etc., can take advantage of the opportunity to enter the human urethra or vas deferens, thus causing inflammation. Some patients also have pain because of scrotal Injury. Hematomas in the scrotum, epididymis, and testicles can occur after trauma, but this is not common. 
In addition, medical operations such as intraurethral instrumentation, long-term application of catheters, and post-prostatectomy can lead to the development of the disease. Such diseases form bacterial foci, and the bacteria will keep reaching the epididymis or testicles via the lymphatic system, leading to painful phenomena.
Epididymitis can cause groin pain, which is discrete pain. Pain mainly occurs in patients with acute epididymitis. The onset of acute epididymitis is sudden. Patients with epididymitis will have painful reactions involving the adjacent organs due to testicular enlargement, pain, nerve compression, or inflammatory irritation. This pain will spread to the ipsilateral groin, lower back, and inner thighs. 
Most patients have unilateral onset of the disease; bilateral onset is rare. And if bilateral, it can lead to the bilateral groin and lower abdominal pain. Some patients may experience general malaise or high fever. Anti-inflammatory treatment takes about half a month, and if the medication is administered as soon as possible, the pain will disappear in about a week.
Chronic epididymitis is more common than acute epididymitis. Some patients have acute episodes that are not cured and become chronic. In contrast, most patients do not have acute episodes but have chronic prostate inflammation and may have persistent vague scrotal pain and swelling. The pain may radiate to the lower abdomen and the inner side of the ipsilateral thigh. With intervention, the pain will gradually disappear after 2 to 4 weeks.
When groin pain occurs, the patient's epididymitis becomes severe. It is crucial to intervene and treat it as soon as possible.
Epididymitis treatment must be based on bacterial culture and drug sensitivity test, and appropriate drugs must be selected to promote rapid absorption and elimination of inflammatory masses. Anti-inflammatory treatment can be added with intravenous hormone drip to relieve the symptoms as soon as possible. If epididymitis recurs repeatedly, it is easy to form epididymal cysts and can only be treated by surgery if a man wants to be completely cured. 
To relieve pain, patients can take oral pain medication or intramuscular injection, which can have a pain-relieving effect. If the pain relief effect is not good enough, lidocaine plus dexamethasone can be used for spermatic cord closure treatment, relieving the pain quickly.
Patients can also take the traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, which have the main effect of moving Qi and relieving pain, being diuretic and drenching. This medicine effectively treats prostatitis and other urinary system conditions such as epididymitis, cystitis, urinary tract infections, etc.
For painful epididymitis, it is important to control the infection as soon as possible. Pay more attention to rest, lie down as much as possible, elevate the scrotum and testicles, and stop physical activities and sexual life. In the early stage, cold packs can be used to greatly relieve discomfort.
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