A 30-year-old member asked:
What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Bowers answered
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections.
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
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