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 -- a long, coiled tube at the back of each testicle -- can get inflamed. That’s called epididymitis. Learn what causes it, the symptoms, and how it’s treated.
Orchiectomy: Surgery to Remove the Testicles
Orchiectomy is surgery to remove one or both testicles. It's used to treat testicular and other cancers. It can also often help if a testicle is damaged.
What Is a Testicular Ultrasound?
A testicular ultrasound lets your doctor find the cause of pain and inflammation in your testicles.
Testicular Pain Treatment
If your testicles have been injured or are painful, follow these first aid steps from WebMD.