Testicle Infection (Epididymitis) (cont.)
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What Causes Epididymitis (Testicle Infection)?
The cause of epididymitis is usually a bacterial infection. The bacteria usually get to the epididymis by moving back through (retrograde) the urethra, prostate, vas deferens into the epididymis. The responsible bacteria are usually identified in about 80% of cases.
Two main groups of organisms cause most cases of epididymitis: sexually transmitted organisms and coliforms (organisms that commonly live in the intestines).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/26/2016
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