Children's Hospital Colorado


Kids aren’t just mini adults. In fact, they’re incredibly different. That’s why they need incredibly different care.

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What is epididymitis?

Epididymitis refers to inflammation of the epididymis – a densely coiled tube, in which sperm mature and are transported from the testis to the vas deferens.

What causes epididymitis?

Epididymitis can be caused by a bacterial or non-bacterial (viral) infection, trauma or reflux of urine into the epididymis.

Who gets epididymitis?

Males of all ages can get epididymitis. In many cases, epididymitis cannot be prevented. However, prompt treatment of a urinary tract infection may prevent infection from spreading to the epididymis. Taking appropriate precautions against sexually transmitted diseases will also reduce the risk of a child getting developing epididymitis.

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We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Brian Miller, PA-C

Brian Miller, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Marguerite Korber, CPNP-PC

Marguerite Korber, CPNP-PC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Daniel Wood, MD

Daniel Wood, MD

Urology - Pediatric