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 like a Testicular lumps and swellings .
Sometimes there may also be a discharge from the tip of the penis. This means the cause may be a sexually transmitted infection (seebelow).
Sometimes, it becomes difficult to pee, or youneed to pee more often. This means the causemay bea urinary tract infection.
See your GP if youthink you havethese symptoms, so the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated.
It can be difficult to tell whethertesticular pain is the result of epididymo-orchitis, or a much more serious condition called testicular torsion.
Testicular torsionmeans that the spermatic cord (cord that supplies the testicles with blood) has become severely twisted. It needs very urgent treatment, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your testicular pain, make sure you're seen by a doctor as soon as possible.
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