Infections within the scrotum are readily treatable if diagnosed quickly. If left undiagnosed and untreated, the infections can advance to severe consequences. The specialists at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute are experts at treating all urological infections including all sexually transmitted diseases.
How frequent are these infections?
Epididymitis affects somewhat less than 1 of every 1,000 males each year. Orchitis may result as a secondary infection stemming from epididymitis or it may be a primary (de novo) infection that starts in the testicle. This infection, also called acute orchitis, is frequently associated with mumps. About 30% of young boys with mumps will develop orchitis.