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Diseases » Epididymitis » Summary
 

What is Epididymitis?

What is Epididymitis?

Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis, a coiled tube that lies above and behind each ...more »

  • Epididymitis: Infection of the epididymis (testicle tube).
  • Epididymitis: Inflammation of the epididymis. (Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Epididymitis: painful inflammation of the epididymis.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Epididymitis: Introduction

Types of Epididymitis:

Broader types of Epididymitis:

Who gets Epididymitis?

Patient Profile for Epididymitis: Typically young adult men (19 to 35)

Gender Profile for Epididymitis: Men only

How serious is Epididymitis?

Complications of Epididymitis: see complications of Epididymitis

What causes Epididymitis?

Causes of Epididymitis: see causes of Epididymitis

What are the symptoms of Epididymitis?

Symptoms of Epididymitis: see symptoms of Epididymitis

Complications of Epididymitis: see complications of Epididymitis

Can anyone else get Epididymitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Epididymitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Epididymitis

Epididymitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Epididymitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Epididymitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Epididymitis: Urologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Epididymitis.
Treatments for Epididymitis: see treatments for Epididymitis

Society issues for Epididymitis


Hospitalization statistics for Epididymitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Epididymitis:

  • 0.06% (7,397) of hospital consultant episodes were for orchitis and epididymitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for orchitis and epididymitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for orchitis and epididymitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for orchitis and epididymitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for orchitis and epididymitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for orchitis and epididymitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for orchitis and epididymitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Epididymitis:

Organs and body systems related to Epididymitis include:

Name and Aliases of Epididymitis

Main name of condition: Epididymitis

Other names or spellings for Epididymitis:

Orchitis, Epididymo-orchitis Source - Diseases Database

Epididymitis: Related Conditions

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