Epididymitis, a common disease in males, can cause damage to the sperm. Depending on the disease, male patients with epididymitis will suffer from different troubles. Epididymitis caused by pathogenic microbial infection When there are congestion and edema in the testicular lumen, its ability to nurture sperm naturally will be decreased, or even in the state of slowdown. All kinds of nutritive materials for the sperm secreted by epididymis will be significantly reduced, so that the sperm ability will be significantly weakened, eventually leading to a distinctly higher percentage of immobile or dead sperm being expelled. Epididymitis caused by E. coli Some pathogens such as the E. coli can directly cause damage to the sperm in the epididymis, inhibiting its mobility. Some pathogens (such as chlamydia) can be adsorbed on the surface of sperm, making it less active or even lost. The toxin produced by the pathogen will also poison the naturally fragile sperm, making its mortality greatly increased. Meanwhile, white blood cells, and other body guards in the elimination of pathogens, may accidentally injure or kill the sperm. A large number of metabolites produced by inflammatory response will also poison sperm, or change the living environment of sperm, so that sperm motility will be dropped, resulting in the increase of deformed sperm. Epididymitis causes anti-sperm antibody easily After the formation of anti-sperm antibody, mixed in semen, it will closely chase sperm, or simply and firmly be adsorbed on the surface of sperm, so that sperm has nowhere to hide. As a result, sperm mobility significantly will decrease, or sperm agglutination will be formed, seriously influencing the sperm movement. At the same time, antibodies can also enter the blood circulation and have a wide diverse effects on the function of reproductive organs. If the immune response produced by the anti-sperm antibody acts on the testicular tissue, it will form a special destructive effect, making the spermatogenic function of the testis abnormal, leading to spermatogenic dysfunction azoospermia. Epididymitis caused by gonorrhoeae In this case, it not only will cause inflammatory reaction and damage to sperm, but also will easily cause the constriction or blockage of the epididymal duct, leading to incomplete or complete vas deferens obstruction near the epididymal end. This is an irreversible epididymitis sequelae that the sperm is trapped in the epididymis and can't get out, only waiting to be lost or slaughtered, resulting in obstructive oligospermia. For the sake of your own health, you are suggested to push on with the treatment. Usually, you can take the herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to solve epididymitis and related problems. The medicine works well on clearing away heat and toxin, and can effectively terminate inflammation. This herbal medicine can enhance your body immunity and improve your urogenital health. More importantly, due to its natural characteristic, it does not lead to any side effects or drug resistance, making sure that you can achieve a complete cure after a long-term treatment. For more information, please feel free to refer to for details and knowledge.