Epididymitis is an infection or inflammation of the epididymis within the testicle. It can be caused by an STD, an injury, as a side effect from a vasectomy, from urinary tract infections, and by other factors. Symptoms include testicular pain, swelling, fever, and more. Treatments include antibiotics and supporting the pelvic area. You should avoid having sexual intercourse until your doctor has diagnosed and treated your condition. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how epididymitis is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What is epididymitis?The epididymis is a long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle. It collects and stores maturing sperm made by the testicles prior to ejaculation. Inflammation and infection of the epididymis is called epididymitis.What causes epididymitis?The causes of epididymitis vary depending on your age and behavior. In children it is most commonly associated with
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