Epididymitis

Summary of Epididymitis
Epididymitis is a medical condition characterized by discomfort or pain of the epididymis, a curved structure at the back of the testicle in which sperm matures and is stored. Epididymitis is usually characterized as either acute or chronic: if acute, the onset of testicular pain is often accompanied by inflammation, redness, and warmth in the scrotum; if chronic, pain may be the only symptom. In either form, testicular pain in one or both testes can vary from mild to severe, and one or both epididymides may noticeably swell and/ or indurate. 

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An 26-year-old man comes to the emergency department because of scrotal pain. He has had progressive swelling and tenderness to the right testicle for several days. It has been associated with a low-grade fever, and mild burning with urination. He admits to having unprotected sexual intercourse with multiple partners. Physical examination is remarkable for a tender, swollen right testicle. The cremasteric reflex is intact bilaterally. There is no urethral discharge. A scrotal ultrasound is performed that shows increased blood flow to the right testicle. Which of the following is the most appropriate management in this patient?