Epididymitis is an inflammation of the tube that joins the testicle with the vas deferens.
This happens most often in men under age 35 and is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection.
Showering after intercourse may reduce the risk of a person becoming infected with an anal yeast infection. Anal itching is the first symptom of an anal yeast infection, this may not be as apparent because sweat down in the anal area can also cause itching. A person who has an anal yeast infection may notice purple patches of small blisters.
The anus may feel slightly rough as the skin may be peeling or scaly.
This can happen in women as well and is not something that only happens to homosexual couples, anyone who engages in protected or unprotected intercourse is at risk.
Anyone who has just finished a course of antibiotics within the last seven days or has had any type of infection within the last two weeks will be excluded from donating blood.
If you’re gay and have recently had anal or oral sex with another man you’ll need to wait 12 months before giving blood.
Men of any age who have unprotected insertive anal sex can get epididymitis from intestinal bacteria.
Some other conditions that are not related to STIs, such as inguinal hernia, varicocoele (enlarged scrotal veins), cysts, testicular torsion (twisting), or testicular cancer can cause symptoms similar to epididymitis.