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Epididymitis

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by Badash M

(Epididymo-orchitis)

 

Causes

This condition is most often caused by a bacterial infection. For example:
Other causes include:
 

Treatment

Treatment is essential to prevent the infection from worsening. Treatment may include:
Do not have sex until you and your partner have completed treatment.
If you are diagnosed with epididymitis, follow your doctor's instructions .
 

RESOURCES

National Kidney Foundation
http://www.kidney.org

Urology Care Foundation
http://www.urologyhealth.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Health Network
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
http://www.kidney.ca

 

References


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010. MMWR . 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines 2006: epididymitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2006/epididymitis.htm . Updated April 12, 2007. Accessed July 15, 2010.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guide: 2006. MMWR . 2006;55. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2006/rr5511.pdf . Accessed February 5, 2008.


Hori S, Sengupta A, et al. Long-term outcome of epididymectomy for the management of chronic epididymal pain. J Urol . 2009 Oct;182(4):1407-1412.


The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy . 17th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck & Co; 1999.


Santillanes G, Gausche-Hill M, et al. Are antibiotics necessary for pediatric epididymitis? Pediatr Emerg Care . 2011 Feb 19.

 

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