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Epididymitis


Synonyms of Epididymitis

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Epididymitis, Nonspecific Bacterial
    • Epididymitis, Sexually-Transmitted


    General Discussion
    Epididymitis is inflammation of the long, narrow, tightly coiled tube (epididymis) found behind each testicle. The epididymis carries sperm from the testicle to the spermatic duct. Affected individuals usually have painful swelling of the one epididymis and the associated testicle. In some cases, the second testicle may also be tender. In addition, affected individuals have fever, painful swelling and redness (erythema) of the scrotum, and/or inflammation of the tube from which urine is carried from the bladder (urethritis). Pain associated with epididymitis can be severe. The two main forms of epididymitis are the sexually-transmitted form and the nonspecific bacterial form

    Organizations related to Epididymitis
    • American Social Health Association
      P.O. Box 13827
      Research Triangle Park NC 27709
      Phone #: 919-361-8400
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ashastd.org
      Home page: http://www.ashastd.org
    • American Urological Association Foundation
      1000 Corporate Blvd.
      Linthicum MD 21090
      Phone #: 410-689-3700
      800 #: 866-746-4282
      e-mail: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.auafoundation.org
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      3 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3580
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: 800-891-5390
      e-mail: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/



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