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What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Bowers
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In brief: EPIDIDYMITIS
Infections of the testis, epididymis and both.
They can be bacterial, viral or simply sterile inflammation. They can be acute or chronic.

In brief: EPIDIDYMITIS
Infections of the testis, epididymis and both.
They can be bacterial, viral or simply sterile inflammation. They can be acute or chronic.
Dr. Robert Bennett
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