What is Epididymitis?
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis, which is caused by an infection. It is a coiled tube at the back of each of the testicles, that generally stores and carries sperms.
In most of the cases epididymitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Some of the other causes are;
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) such as: Gonorrhea or Chlamydia
- Testicles being inflamed, a condition known as Epididymo-orchitis
Some of the symptoms of epididymitis are;
- Blood in the semen
- Less commonly, fever
- A swollen, red or warm scrotum
- Testicle pain and tenderness
- Discharge from the penis
- Pain/discomfort in the lower abdomen
Some of the treatments for epididymitis are;
- If this is left untreated, it can become an incurable condition. While allowing to a range of complications, such as Chronic epididymitis. The inflammation can become present tenacious, even if there’s no bacterial infection present.
- Epididymitis can be treated with antibiotics. As it is usually taken for 1-2 weeks
- Resting can also relieve the symptoms of epididymitis.
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