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  • The epididymis is a series of small tubes that collects and stores sperm. It is attached to the back of each testicle.
  • Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, usually caused by an infection. 
  • Most cases of epididymitis are caused by bacterial infection from a urinary tract infection or a sexually transmissible infection (STI) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia.
  • Treatment options include antibiotics and bed rest.
  • Some men develop chronic epididymitis, which is inflammation of the testes even when there is no infection.

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Reviewed on: 06-07-2018