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can epididymitis cause erectile dysfunction

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can epididymitis cause erectile dysfunction?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer Epididymitis is an infection that can either be from an STD ( in younger men) or from similar bacteria that cause a UTI ( in older men).

Complications generally include scrotal infections and less commonly infertility or testicular atrophy. The only way I would think erectile dysfunction would develop is if your testes are significantly damaged to the point that your testoterone level is low. This would be rare, but can be tested with a simple blood test.

Given the likely mechanism of aquisition, I doubt you will have much success in a claim for compensation. But good luck.

I hope that helped and if you have a follow up question please let me know.

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Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 7 years ago.
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