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How long does it take epididymitis to cause infertility

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience Urology
Varies: Acute epididymitis rarely causes male infertility. Chronic and unremitting epididymitis can be a rare cause of oligospermia, particularly if it is bi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Variable: Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis (tubules at the junction of the testicle). Inflammation can cause the tubules to block. I believe th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Varies: Epididymitis rarely causes infertility. It would have to affect both testicles and go untreated for so long that significant scarring occurs.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
36 years experience Fertility Medicine
Infertility : It may.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Unlikely: Though epididymitis 'could' result in scarring and blockage of the sperm passageway (and infertility) in the affected testicle, if there is a normal t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Infertility is not usually so black and white. Severe bilateral chronic epididymitis will certainly increase your risk for infertility above the usual ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: If you have a persistent change in the semen consistency or have difficulty with conception then consider seeing your health care provider for an infe ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely...: Epididymitis is rarely acquired from oral sex. It could happen due to gonorrhea, but rarely. What are your symptoms? Pain in both testicles is almost ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: There are many causes of epididymitis. Some of them are caused by agents associated with std. Treatment and recovery time is dependent on the infecti ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Epididymitis: Can you tell me which antibiotic you took? It may have been treated incompletely. Please visit your Primary Doctor and get retested for a Urinary Tra ... Read More

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