Epididymitis: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of epididymitis?

Epididymitis usually presents with a gradual onset of scrotal pain that increases in severity over several hours. This is usually associated with swelling of the epididymis, which becomes tender to the touch. In time, fluid may accumulate around the testis – this is called a hydrocele – and the scrotum may become red and warm to the touch.

When epididymitis is caused by an infection, there are usually problems passing urine – this can include urinary frequency, urgency and pain with urination. It also may be associated with a fever, blood in the urine or urethral discharge.