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What is epididymo-orchitis?

Epididymo-orchitis is inflammation of your epididymis and testicle. The epididymis is a coiled tube inside your scrotum. It stores and carries sperm from your testicles to your penis. Epididymo-orchitis usually affects the epididymis and testicle on one side, but it may affect both sides.

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What causes epididymo-orchitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of epididymo-orchitis?

How is epididymo-orchitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider may examine your penis, prostate, and scrotum. Your provider may ask about your symptoms and any health conditions you have. You may need any of the following tests:

How is epididymo-orchitis treated?

Treatment depends on the cause of your epididymo-orchitis and may include any of the following:

How can I manage epididymo-orchitis?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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