Epididymis - Definition

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The epididymis is part of the male reproductive organ. It covers the rear portion of the testis and corresponds to the beginning of the pathways that allow the excretion of sperm. This organ provides storage, maturation, and transportation of sperm outward during ejaculation. In the case of inflammation of the epididymis, very often caused by bacteria following a sexually transmitted infection, for example, fever, testicular pain, and signs of inflammation of the scrotum, which appears increased in volume, red, and hot are possible.