If your epididymitis was caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI), your partner also will need treatment. If your partner doesn't get treatment, you may get the STI again. Safer sexual practices, such as monogamous sex and condom use, help protect against STIs that can cause epididymitis.

If you have recurrent urninary tract infections or other risk factors for epididymitis, your doctor may discuss with you other ways to prevent epididymitis from recurring.

Nov. 02, 2011