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cause of spermatocele

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Blockage of duct: One of the spermatic dict gets blocked and cyst develops from degenarative changes resulting in the fluid accumulation . Spermatocele is a benign con ... Read More
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The exact reason for forming spermatocele is still unclear, but one thing for sure is a leaking spot in the tubing system inside epididymis so to form ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Not suppose to!: See you doc for a second look and exam. I want this done asap! if lots of pain go to the er!
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Dr. James Lin
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Yes, at times ...: Most of spermatocele is painless even while growing up to 10-15 cm in size. But, occasionally, patient may complain pain with some tenderness on palpa ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
No: Spermatoceles are usually painless, but they can be tender or a cause of discomfort due to their size or location. In these cases, your urologist may ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Spermatocele: It can be removed , if it is painful your urologist may help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes it is possible: Depending on the cause of the spermatocoele, fertility might be compromised. Most likely there will still be sperm present unless other anatomic abno ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Generally no: The underlying cause for a spermatocele may e.G vasectomy. In case of vasectomy, sperm can be harvested from a spermatocele and used for ivf.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
Not abnormal: There is actually an interesting anatomical reason for this. Right gonadal vein empties directly into vena cava. Left empties into renal vein with sli ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Spermatocele: Spermatocele is an abnormal retention cyst or collection of fluid at the epididymis (the "cap" on the back of the testis) or rete testis and depending ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
No: Spermatoceles will not cause orthopedic abnormalities.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Varicocele is varicose veins of pampiniform venous plexus of spermatic vein, which present in some 15% of men with 90% of them on left side and 10% on ... Read More
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