Epididymitis is usually caused by:
UTIs aremuch less common in men than women. In men, a UTI may be causedby an enlarged prostate gland pressing on the bladder, the insertion of a catheter into the penis, or recent surgery to the groin, prostate gland or bladder.
Men of any age can develop epididymitis.
More unusually, epididymitis is caused by:
When the cause isn't known, it's termed idiopathic epididymitis.
Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis a coiled tube at the back of each testicle that stores and carries sperm.
Epididymitis causes sudden pain in one or both of the testicles. The scrotum will feel tender, warm and swollen. There may be a build-up of fluid around the testicle (a hydrocele), which will feel li
Epididymitis is usually caused by: a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea , or a urinary tract infection (UTI) UTIs aremuch less common in men than women. In men, a UTI
Your GP will probably need to carry out a physical examination of your groin, to check for signs of inflammation and infection. To find out the underlying cause of the epididymitis, you may need to h
Rest and painkillers If you've been diagnosed with epididymitis, you'll need to rest and take over-the-counter painkillers to manage any pain. Ibuprofen may be recommended, as this also eases the inf