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Main causes of epididymitis

Epididymal inflammation, or epididymitis, is usually a condition that occurs in sexually active men between the ages of 19 and 35. Although the etiology of epididymitis is diverse, the possible causes of this inflammation are:

  • Sexually transmitted infections.
  • Bacterial infections caused by Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, among other bacteria.
  • Intake of certain drugs such as amiodarone.

However, epididymitis can also be caused by viral or even fungal infections, although these are more rare cases.

By (gynecologist), (gynecologist), BSc (embryologist), (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 06/11/2020
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