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The main symptom of epididymitis is pain and swelling in 1 or both testicles.

Epididymitis is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection or urinary tract infection.

Epididymitis is treated with antibiotics. Painkillers and cold packs (or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel) can help with the pain.

Epididymitis is where a tube (the epididymis) at the back of your testicles becomes painful and swollen.

Page last reviewed: 22/04/2021
Next review due: 22/04/2024