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Testicular Pain, Epididymitis and Orchitis/Orchalgia


Epididymitits is an inflammation of the epididymis.  The epididymis is a part of the male reproductive tract.  It is made up of numerous tightly coiled tubes that drain the testicle of sperm and deliver it to the vas deferens, also known as the ejaculatory duct.  It is believed that inflammation of the epididymis is caused from retrograde flow of either infected or sterile urine into the epididymis.  It is also known that some medications can cause epididymitis.  Symptoms include scrotal pain, swelling, erythema (reddening of scrotal skin), fevers, chills and burning of urination.  Treatment includes appropriate antibiotics, scrotal support, pain control and anti-inflammatory medication.  Occasionally, patients require admission into the hospital for observation and intravenous antibiotics.  Orchitis is the condition where the infection and inflammation have spread to the testicle. 

There is a chronic component of this condition where even after treatment, the symptoms persist.  These symptoms may overlap with chronic pelvic pain syndrome and treatments are similar.  For more information, go to link on male pelvic pain syndrome and prostatitis. 

 

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