Has anyone ever dealt with epididymitis? If so, how long did it take to clear up and heal completely? My doctor advised me not to lift for two weeks. I dont think Ive gone that long without lifting since I was 12. Im concerned that my muscles will atrophy completely during these two weeks.
I know that, in reality, this wont happen but its still in the back of my mind. It has taken me almost 15 years of working hard to finally start figuring out what works for me and what doesnt. I dont have the body of a competitive bodybuilder, nor the strength of a champion powerlifter, but Im proud of what Ive accomplished - Ive worked hard for my gains and I feel like they are going to waste away.
My routine is based on moderately heavy compound movements such as deadlifts, barbell bent rows, squat, bench, standing military presses, etc. Although epididymitis is caused by a bacterial infection, Im somewhat convinced that I exacerbated the situation while going heavy on one of these, as it was originally believed that epididymitis was a result of over-straining (similar to the cause of a hernia).
Should I go right back into these exercises? Any advice would be appreciated!