4 major causes of epididymitis

Epididymitis is one of the common male reproductive system diseases , mostly caused by the spread of infection in adjacent organs. It manifests as sudden pain in the scrotum, swelling of the epididymis, and obvious tenderness, which may be accompanied by fever and induration of the epididymis. What is the cause of epididymitis?

 4 major causes of epididymitis

  1. Low resistance

Epididymitis often occurs in young and middle-aged men, which has a lot to do with the decline of body resistance caused by the work and study pressure of men in this age group, excessive fatigue, and irregular life. Pathogens often take the opportunity to invade the epididymis at this time and cause inflammation. .

2. Perineal environment can easily cause urinary tract infection

The front of most men’s underwear is double-layered, which wraps the penis and scrotum together, resulting in long-term high temperature and humidity in the perineum , which is easy to breed bacteria, which can cause urinary tract infection and epididymitis.

3. Secondary to other urogenital infections

The most common pathogenic bacteria causing epididymitis are Escherichia coli and Gluconococcus. Most of these bacteria are caused by other inflammations of the genitourinary system, enter the epididymis through the vas deferens, and then multiply inside the epididymis to cause epididymitis. In addition, transurethral instrumentation and frequent catheterization are also common causes of acute epididymitis.

 4. Bad living habits

Sedentary or long-term cycling can compress the epididymis, thereby affecting its blood circulation and prone to inflammation. People who have irregular sex life, often endure ejaculation or interrupt sexual intercourse are also prone to epididymitis. Excessive drinking and eating a lot of spicy and irritating food can aggravate the symptoms of prostatitis and induce epididymitis.