Sex with epididymitis

Older literature described it sex with epididymitis a rare condition, but newer research shows greater frequency of disease than previously known. Epididymitis is often considered to be due to an infection.

Older males often have reflux of urine due to prostatic hypertrophy. What about the children who are not sexually active? In young children, theĀ INCIDENCE of infection is LOW. In the end, the majority are classified as idiopathic.

True etiology is still not fully understood. Epididymitis is usually a unilateral process. The right side is affected more often. Hydrocele is usually observed along with local symptoms of inflammation. Distinguishing epididymitis from testicular torsion clinically can be difficult. Have low threshold for obtaining Ultrasound.

May wish to treat based on abnormal urinalysis. Could also wait untilĀ Urine Culture results, as rates of true infections are slow low. Consider testing and starting empiric therapy. Think of epididymitis as the potential cause of acute scrotal pain in young boys, but check that ultrasound! There is an abundance of antibiotics given to boys with epididymitis who have a low risk for infection. Evaluating the Necessity of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Acute Epididymitis in Pediatric Patients: A Literature Review of Retrospective Studies and Data Analysis. This literature review and data analysis aims to evaluate the percentage of pediatric patients with acute epididymitis found to have bacterial etiology and the percentage of patients in these studies that were treated with antibiotic therapy versus conservative therapy.