Epididymitis

Epididymitis is where a tube (the epididymis) at the back of the testicles becomes swollen and painful. It is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea. This is more likely in younger men under 35 years old.

Untreated epididymitis can lead to infertility and chronic scrotal pain. Recognition and therapy are vital to reducing patient morbidity.
  • Symptoms
  • Pain in testicles

    • In one side

    common

    Lump or swelling in testicle sac

    • Tender

    common

    Feeling weight in testicle sac

    common

    Pain discomfort or burning when urinating

    or Strange liquid coming out of urethra

    or Urgent feeling to pee

    or Frequent urination

    Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

  • Risk factors
  • Recent sex

    • With someone who has sti

    or History of Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Infection in any part of urinary system

    or Uncircumcised penis

  • Treatment
  • If you have an infection, you'll usually be given antibiotics. Depending on the cause of the infection, you may be given antibiotic injections or tablets, or a combination of both. You should start to feel better within a few days, but it may take up to 2 weeks to fully recover. It's important to finish the whole course of antibiotics, even if you start to feel better.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Epididymitis, then a visit to a urologist is highly recommended.

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