Does epididymitis cause infertility?

Does epididymitis cause infertility?

For the most part acute epididymitis will rarely cause infertility in men. However, for men who suffer from unremitting or chronic forms of epididymitis, especially if it is bilateral, infertility can be caused in these circumstances. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

This is an infection that occurs within an accessory of the sex organs called the epididymis, which is found in men. This area is found attached to the testicle that is located in the scrotum. After sperm is formed in the testicle, they will come to rest in the epididymis and will swim until they are ready to be ejaculated.  When multiple infections occur in this area, there is a good chance that the sperm can be affected by the damage from the infections.

Since this is the area that is directly responsible for releasing the sperm, it is easy to see why it is so important. If the epididymis becomes damaged from multiple infections, it can prevent the sperm from having the ability to enter the vaginal area. Then this happens, a woman will have many problems becoming pregnant. On top of this, epididymitis can be uncomfortable and can be difficult to treat or get rid of completely. It is important that you talk to your doctor about treatment methods.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.