Chronic epididymitis is a long-standing inflammation in the epididymis. The epididymis is a coiled, tube-like structure on the back of the testicle.
What is going on in the body?
Chronic epididymitis is an inflammation in the epididymis. Unlike acute epididymitis, chronic epididymitis is not caused by infection. It may be caused by overly sensitive nerves or muscles.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Often, the cause of chronic testicular pain cannot be determined. The risk factors listed here increase a male's risk for chronic epididymitis:
past scrotal or groin surgery
repeated bouts of acute epididymitis