Does Seminal Vesiculitis Cause Scrotal Sagging?
Seminal vesiculitis is a very common male infectious disease, usually caused by the patient being infected with Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus hemolyticus, leading to prostatitis, and then inflammation occurs in the seminal vesicle area due to retrograde infection.
Many men do not know much about the symptoms and complications of seminal vesiculitis; it is worth knowing whether it can lead to scrotal sagging.
Does seminal vesiculitis cause scrotal sagging?
The seminal vesicle is an essential part of the male reproductive system. It is located below the bladder and resembles a pouch-like structure. The main function of the seminal vesicles is to store semen and transport it to the urethra to be expelled from the body with the sperm during ejaculation. When a seminal vesicle infection causes inflammation, it is often accompanied by the following symptoms:
1. Hematospermia: The main clinical manifestation of seminal vesiculitis is hematospermia; semen is pink or red or with blood clots. The phenomenon of hematospermia is more obvious in acute cases.
2. Pain. Patients with seminal vesiculitis often present with pain in the scrotum and perineal region. In acute cases, lower abdominal pain is seen, and it involves the perineum and both groins. In chronic cases, vague pain in the suprapubic region with perineal discomfort may be present. Painful symptoms are significantly worse during ejaculation.
3. Frequent urination, painful urination, and urination urgency. In acute cases, urinary urgency and pain symptoms are obvious, and urination is difficult. In chronic cases, the symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary difficulty, and burning during urination are apparent.
4. Fever and chills. If patients have not been effectively treated after the onset of the disease, their immunity will continue to decline, prompting the body to be unable to maintain normal thermoregulation. So, patients easily have cold or fever symptoms; this time, they need to treat them.
Scrotal swelling and pain are usually the result of an inflammatory response to seminal vesiculitis. The infection causes localized congestion and swelling, making the scrotal area uncomfortable. However, it is worth noting that the sensation of scrotal sagging is likely not true organ prolapse but relatively localized discomfort due to inflammation.
The main causes of scrotal sagging are:
1. Orchitis: Men with orchitis will lead to abnormal testicular prolapse. If the testicle on the affected side is examined, it can be found that the skin is red and swollen, the testicle is enlarged, there is a feeling of prolapse, and there is evident tenderness.
2. Varicocele: Men with varicocele will also have abnormal testicular prolapse. Other manifestations include scrotal sagging on the affected side, localized swelling, and sagging feeling. The pain is more than fatigue and worsens after standing for a long time. After lying down and resting, the symptoms are relieved or disappear.
3. Prostatitis: Men with prostatitis will also have abnormal testicular sagging. Other manifestations are frequent urination, painful urination, and other symptoms.
4. Reproductive and urinary system diseases: These diseases may also cause abnormal testicular sagging, such as testicular cysts, scrotal testicular effusion, seminal vesiculitis, etc.
Once the diagnosis of seminal vesiculitis is confirmed, patients must take medication promptly. Currently, antibiotics are the main treatment drugs. However, if antibiotic treatment is not effective, it is best to choose non-resistant and drug-resistant traditional Chinese medicine to treat, for example, Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill.
It has the functions of anti-inflammatory, sterilization, detoxification, and pain relief; thus, it is beneficial to eliminate inflammation, relieve pain, improve patients' immunity, and cure the disease completely. Meanwhile, good hygiene and a healthy lifestyle are also essential for patients.
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