Exploring the Effects of Ejaculation on Epididymitis: Can it Worsen the Condition or Lead to Complications

Date:2023-04-11 click:0

Ejaculation during epididymitis can aggravate the disease or cause complications, which requires a specific analysis. Epididymitis is divided into acute prostatitis and chronic prostatitis.


Ejaculation during chronic epididymitis usually does not cause any related effects. The tension of the epididymis during chronic epididymitis is not significant, and sexual activity does not cause local swelling, pain, or exacerbation of the condition.


However, ejaculation is generally not recommended for patients with acute epididymitis because, in the acute stage, the epididymis is in a swollen state, and sex can increase the tension in the epididymis, thus leading to edema and further aggravation of pain, which is not conducive to the recovery of the disease. Patients, in an acute stage, are accompanied by increased body temperature or scrotal skin temperature, which can gradually turn into a chronic stage if not treated effectively.


In addition to aggravating the disease, a series of complications will be caused by ejaculation in patients with acute epididymitis.

When mild epididymitis occurs in patients, localized pain in the epididymis can occur due to inflammatory enlargement of the mucous membrane of the epididymis caused by irritation of the infectious pathogenic bacteria. The inflammation can also spread to the testicles, leading to testicular inflammation.

The hardening of the epididymis area will be caused if epididymitis is left untreated for a long time. When ejaculating during sex, painful ejaculation will occur due to contraction of the vas deferens, which will seriously affect the quality of sex life.

Spontaneous rhythmic contractions of the testicular output tubules and epididymal ducts transport sperm to the vas deferens, which of course, includes the role of the testicular network fluid flow rate and epididymal duct lumen pressure. When frequent ejaculation occurs, the muscles of the epididymal duct wall will be in a state of fatigue, which will cause the contraction function to be affected, leading to a decrease in sperm. 

Since epididymitis can affect the quality of sperm seriously, it can lead to infertility in men or men with low sperm count, sperm malformation, and poor sperm motility. Poor-quality sperm enter women's bodies through ejaculation, which can indirectly trigger the symptoms of female infertility.

Epididymitis is mainly related to bacterial infection, and under the stimulation of inflammation, it may lead to local swelling and pain and mainly involves unilateral. If the condition is not controlled in time and continues to develop, it may lead to repeated stimulation of inflammatory cells, resulting in testicular inflammation. The primary function of the testicles is to secrete androgens and produce sperm, so if the testicles become inflamed, it may affect the quality of sperm. Ejaculation in this condition can also indirectly lead to infertility symptoms.

Epididymitis will cause chronic prostatitis if left untreated for a long time.

First, chronic prostatitis is mainly caused by bacterial or non-bacterial pathogens, including mycoplasma and chlamydia, entering from the urethra to the urethra bladder, prostate, and other parts of the body and forming a local accumulation of colonies, leading to damage to the mucosa of the corresponding organs. When urine or semen passes through it, there will be frequent, urgent, and incomplete urination, discomfort in the lower abdomen and the perineum, and even painful ejaculation.

In some patients with chronic prostatitis, the pathogenic bacteria spread to the seminal gland and may impact semen quality. During intercourse, patients with epididymitis will ejaculate, and the semen will enter the woman's body, which may cause inflammation related to the urethra and vagina of the woman in a state of decreased resistance and local insanitation.

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