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Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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  • Pain in my testicle/s

  • Cloudy urine

  • Pain in my scrotum

  • Swollen testicles

  • Scrotal area hurts

  • Frequent urination

  • Testicle pain

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What is Epididymitis?

Epididymitis is the swelling and inflammation of the epididymis, a tube at the back of the testicle that carries sperm. Epididymitis is most commonly caused by bacterial infections, including sexually-transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Typical Symptoms of Epididymitis

  • Scrotum or testicle pain

  • Pus comes out from urethra - the opening when urine exits from

  • Swollen scrotum or testicles

  • Had a catheter inserted or bladder scope done in the past one month

  • Itching in the scrotal region

  • Frequent urination

  • Drink alcohol regularly

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Epididymitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have scrotal pain?

  • Is there pus coming out of your urethra?

  • Are your testicles or scrotum swollen?

  • Have you had a urine tube (catheter) or bladder camera examination (cystoscopy) recently?

  • Are you experiencing scrotal itching?

Treatmentof Epididymitis

Epididymitis is treated with antibiotics for 1 to 2 weeks. Men can also relieve symptoms by resting, drinking fluids, applying ice packs to the area, and taking anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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References

  • Lynch S. Acute epididymitis. JAAPA. 2018 Mar;31(3):50-51. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000530304.69021.4b. PMID: 29470373.

    https://journals.lww.com/jaapa/Citation/2018/03000/Acute_epididymitis.10.aspx

  • Michel V, Pilatz A, Hedger MP, Meinhardt A. Epididymitis: revelations at the convergence of clinical and basic sciences. Asian J Androl. 2015 Sep-Oct;17(5):756-63. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.155770. PMID: 26112484; PMCID: PMC4577585.

    https://www.ajandrology.com/preprintarticle.asp?id=155770

  • Epididymitis - NHS

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/epididymitis/

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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