What are the symptoms of epididymitis?

Epididymitis causes sudden pain in one or both of the testicles. The scrotum will feel tender, warm and swollen.

There may be a build-up of fluid around the testicle (a hydrocele), which will feel like a Testicular lumps and swellings .

Sometimes there may also be a discharge from the tip of the penis. This means the cause may be a sexually transmitted infection (seebelow).

Sometimes, it becomes difficult to pee, or youneed to pee more often. This means the causemay bea urinary tract infection.

See your GP if youthink you havethese symptoms, so the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated.

Testicular torsion

It can be difficult to tell whethertesticular pain is the result of epididymo-orchitis, or a much more serious condition called testicular torsion.

Testicular torsionmeans that the spermatic cord (cord that supplies the testicles with blood) has become severely twisted. It needs very urgent treatment, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your testicular pain, make sure you're seen by a doctor as soon as possible.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018