Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis, a coiled tube located behind the testicles that stores and carries sperm. It commonly occurs as a result of a bacterial infection, usually transmitted from the urethra, bladder, or prostate.
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Common symptoms of epididymitis include pain and swelling in the scrotum, tenderness or sensitivity of the testicles, a lump in the testicle, pain during ejaculation or urination, and fever. Treatment typically involves antibiotics to combat the infection, pain medication to alleviate discomfort, and rest to promote healing.
Epididymitis can affect men of any age but typically occurs in younger men, especially those who engage in sexual intercourse without using protection. It can also be caused by non-infectious factors such as urinary tract abnormalities, trauma, or certain medications.
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Seeking medical attention promptly is crucial to prevent complications and to determine the underlying cause of epididymitis. Possible complications may include abscess formation, chronic epididymitis, or fertility issues. Preventive measures include practicing safe sex, maintaining good hygiene, and treating urinary tract infections promptly.
- Bacterial infection
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Tuberculosis (rarely)
- Medical procedures involving the urinary tract
- Injury or trauma to the genital area
- Reflux of urine into the epididymis
- Excessive physical exertion or strain
- Weakened immune system