Had a real scare this week when I was diagnosed with Epidimitus. My right testicle and spermatic cord became extremely swollen and painfull and there was blood in my semen and urine. I went to the doctor Monday and he prescribed antibiotics, gave me a shot and asked for a urine sample. I finally saw some improvement on Wednesday but my testicle was still somewhat swollen, rock hard and painfull. I went back on Friday for my followup and the doctor was not satisfied with the progress and extended my antiobotics to 2 weeks. He also suggested that I ejaculate daily to help speed up the recovery. I asked what caused the situation and he said that most men experience the problem a couple of times in their life and that the infection seeks the spongy tissue of the testicle and prostate but there are many ways that it can happen. This is a very painfull and scary illness and hope that I never experience it again. Has anyone ever been diagnosed with Epidimitus and what did you do to clear it up? Any ideas about how you got it and what can be done to prevent it? I am going back to the doctor next week to have it checked again and I'm going to ask if there are any long term effects for the prolonged infection.