Certain sexual behaviors that can lead to STIs put you at risk of sexually transmitted epididymitis, including having:

  • Sex with a partner who has an STI
  • Sex without a condom
  • A personal history of STI

Risk factors for nonsexually transmitted epididymitis include:

  • History of prostate or urinary tract infections
  • History of medical procedures that affect the urinary tract, such as insertion of a urinary catheter or scope into the penis
  • An uncircumcised penis or an anatomical abnormality of the urinary tract
  • Prostate enlargement, which increases the risk of bladder infections and epididymitis
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