Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acute epididymitis?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: Michelle DiMare, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Consult a urologist immediately if torsion is a possibility. Testicular torsion is a clinical diagnosis, and consultation should not be delayed for the performance of additional ancillary studies. Otherwise, most cases of epididymitis can be managed on an outpatient basis with follow-up with a urologist scheduled within 3-7 days.

All pediatric cases of epididymitis require immediate consultation because of the high incidence of associated genitourinary anomalies. [10, 11, 12, 13]

See Epididymitis for complete information on this topic.


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