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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

Need Evaluation: If it is a cyst confirmed by sonogram , seen by a a doctor ( preferably a surgeon or urologist ) then You can observe or take it out. All testicular masses need physician evaluation to make sure is not testicular tumor. Testicular tumors are curable in early stages. ...Read more

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Could a testicular cyst (spermatocele) have an affect on testosterone production?

Could a testicular cyst (spermatocele) have an affect on testosterone production?

Doubtful: Testosterone production controlled by pituitary via lh. Sperm production controlled by pituitary via fsh. However, varicocele may increase local temperature such that sperm may not be viable. If concerned about hypogonadism or andropause, check lh, fsh & testosterone (total & free) along w/prolactin. Also check estradiol, too, as too much can negate benefit of t. ...Read more

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I have a testicular cyst and varicoule vein in testicles also does either one effect having children:?

I have a testicular cyst and varicoule vein in testicles also does either one effect having children:?

Varicocoele: Varicocoele in the scrotum near the testicle is a abnormal collection of veins around the testicle. It can cause increased temperature within the testicle that can hinder your sperm count / hinder sperm production. This could obviously affect your ability to have children, as it can lead to more difficulty having the adequate sperm count. Look into having it fixed by a urologist. ...Read more

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Going to have testicular cyst removed do I need to worry about sterility? Or a scar on my scrotum?

Going to have testicular cyst removed do I need to worry about sterility? Or a scar on my scrotum?

No, and No!: Although testicular cyst removal will leave a small, inconspicuous scar that will gradually soften and become nearly invisible over several months, there is no worry about causing sterility. Ask your surgeon as well, but rest assured in this information! best wishes! dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst  hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi

It varies: Testicular or scrotal lumps, whether they are benign like cysts, or cancer, can be hard or soft. If you feel something, it is important that you go to your doctor and get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and cyst?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and cyst?

See your doctor: Testicular lumps can be cancer or benign. You don't want to take a chance of misdiagnosing yourself. Testicular cancer can be extremely aggressive so don't delay. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam. S/he may order an ultrasound to determine if you have a mass inside the testicle, but hopefully it is something benign such as a cyst or varicocele (dilated blood vessels). Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the difference between testicular cancer and cysts?

What's the difference between testicular cancer and cysts?

Cysts vs cancer: Cancer is a growth of cells that once it gets started it won't stop. It is usually solid. A cyst is like a balloon full of water. Lots of people have cysts and they are a normal finding. ...Read more

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Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Exam: You need a physical examination and maybe an ultrasound to tell. Hope it's nothing but don't put it off. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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How do drs distinguish between a cyst and testicular cancer?

Very different: A cyst is a fluid filled thin-walled structure without a solid component or abnormal color flow on doppler. Testicular cancer is solid (though sometimes with cystic spaces in it) that may also show areas of increased blood flow on color doppler ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diffrence in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Can you please describe the diffrence in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Pathology & location: Testicular cancer occurs when germ cells inside the testis become malignant and grow to form a mass. Epididymal cysts, are outside the testis in the epididymis, and are benign fluid filled bumps. It can sometimes be difficult to tell by self exam, so an exam by an physician is important. Based on this exam, a scrotal ultrasound may be ordered, which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more

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Would a testicular lump show cancer or cyst?

Would a testicular lump show cancer or cyst?

Ultrasound exam: A testicular ultrasound will be able to tell if the lump is solid or cystic. Depending on the findings your doctor will have a better idea of what the lump represents and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Please help! i want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?

Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference between the above conditions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that testicular cancer cause a hormonal imbalance causes cystic acne on the back ?

Is it possible that testicular cancer cause a hormonal imbalance causes cystic acne on the back ?

Possible: Sertoli-leydig cell tumors and germ cell tumors may rarely produce elevated circulating levels of androgen. One sign of that happening is acne. ...Read more

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Statistically, how successful is IVF with the male partner being a Cystic Fibrosis carrier? Testicular biopsy shows active spermatogenesis.

Statistically, how successful is IVF with the male partner being a Cystic Fibrosis carrier? Testicular biopsy shows active spermatogenesis.

Your question: You will probably have intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI and this technique has a pregnancy rate of about 40%. The child has a risk of having CF of about 0.5%. ...Read more