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It is possible that the main title of the report Epididymitis is not the name you expected.
Epididymitis is inflammation of the long, narrow, tightly coiled tube (epididymis) found behind each testicle. The epididymis carries sperm from the testicle to the spermatic duct. Affected individuals usually have painful swelling of the one epididymis and the associated testicle. In some cases, the second testicle may also be tender. In addition, affected individuals have fever, painful swelling and redness (erythema) of the scrotum, and/or inflammation of the tube from which urine is carried from the bladder (urethritis). Pain associated with epididymitis can be severe. The two main forms of epididymitis are the sexually-transmitted form and the nonspecific bacterial form
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