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Testicle Infection (Epididymitis) (cont.)

What Are the Symptoms of Epididymitis?

Symptoms of epididymitis start gradually and often peak within 24 hours. Pain usually begins in the scrotum or groin.

  • Abdominal or flank pain: At first, inflammation begins in the vas deferens (which is the duct that carries sperm to the urethra) and then descends to the epididymis. This descent explains why symptoms can start initially in the flank (lower back) and groin. One side of the groin or testicle may be much more painful than the other.
  • Scrotal pain and swelling: The epididymis may swell to twice normal size within 3-4 hours (the degree of swelling is variable).
  • Pain on urination, occasionally blood in the urine.
  • Discharge from the urethra (at the end of the penis; especially in men younger than 39 years of age)
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2017

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