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Can an epididymal cyst turn cancerous?

Can an epididymal cyst turn cancerous?

Epididymal cyst: Epididymal cyst is a benign cyst and does not turn into cancer. It might grow though and in that case it might cause some testicualr discomfort. Regular exams ( twice a year) is the way to follow it up. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Had a ultra sound and was told i have bilateral epididymal cysts on my testicles. I have dull pain on the right side. Could this be cancerous? Please help me!

Had a ultra sound and was told i have bilateral epididymal cysts on my testicles.  I have dull pain on the right side. Could this be cancerous? Please help me!

Cysts: Epididymal cysts are benign. They are small fluid collections at the origin of the vas deferens (tube that carries sperm). Sometimes you can have pain if they are inflamed or irritated. These are not cancerous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry(you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification ,mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. help?

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I have tubular ectasia,  tiny calcification ,mild  hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report.had penile cancer 4 yr ago. help?

Best thing is ...: ... leave then alone and do nothing with these findings as long as being mentally and physically acceptable and bearable since the reported findings are common with little clinical significance. So, just watch and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best... ...Read more

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Are epididymal cysts hard?

Are epididymal cysts hard?

Yes, usually: But you need to see an urologist to get examination done so that further verification can be done with tests like ultrasound examination to confirm it. ...Read more

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Epididymal cysts, what to do?

Leave them alone if: The finding of epididymal cysts is usually an incidental find on evaluating scrotal pain or ache with US. Most of them are located at globus major (head of epididymis), clinically asymptomatic, and require no active attention. So, leave them alone if being mentally & physically comfortable. For individual concern, of course, ask, talk, and work with Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is a epididymitis cyst cancerous?

No: Simple retention cyst of epididymis is benign and of no significance if it is asymptomatic. Of course it needs to be established that it is a simple cyst and not sold mass or complex cyst. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

Nothing clearcut: Both conditions can be painless or cause some discomfort or pain. It is hard to tell the difference as they can both produce a lump/mass. Only ultrasound or other imaging tests can make the distinction between a cyst and a solid mass. So go seek medical advice from your doctor who can guide you further. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on an ovary turn cancerous?

Can a cyst on an ovary turn cancerous?

Yes: The vast majority of ovarian cysts are physiologic and result from ovulation. Over 95% of them resolve spontaneously. The 5% that don't resolve are of interest to clinicians. The risk of ovarian cancer in the us is 1:70 unless there is a family history in a first degree relative. Cysts that don't resolve deserve evaluation. ...Read more

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


Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...Read more