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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

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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Epididymal cysts, what to do?

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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What is a bilateral epididymal cyst?

What is a bilateral epididymal cyst?

Here are...: It is a common round space of variable diameters from few mm to many cm incidentally found in scrotal US for evaluating some pain / ache in the sac; it is usually located at globus major of epididymis. Such cyst may present as single or multiple like a cluster. More detail? Ask Urologist for detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an epididymal cyst to become smaller? I think i may have one but feels like it got smaller

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Is it possible for an epididymal cyst to become smaller? I think i may have one but feels like it got smaller

Possible...: Some fluctuation in the tension and size of an epididymal cyst does occasionally take place, although the size of such cysts tends to grow with a widely variable pace over time. Nonetheless, this is a nice observation, but probably not really relevant to clinical management. ...Read more

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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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Can a "cold laser" shrink an epididymal cyst?

Can a "cold laser" shrink an epididymal cyst?

Unclear: Lasers are not used to shrink cysts in the scrotum. Please clarify the meaning of a "cold laser" ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure an epididymal cyst except surgery?

Can you tell me how I could cure an epididymal cyst except surgery?

Epididymal Cysts: Epididymal cyst fluid filled sacs associated with an appendage of the testicle. There is no treatment required for this entity. Removal, when desired is accomplished surgically, through a small trans-scrotal incision. The procedure is done from outpatient. ...Read more

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I had a ultra sound done and the results say i have a bilateral epididymal cyst . How are these treated? Please help

I had a ultra sound done and the results say i have a bilateral epididymal cyst . How are these treated? Please help

Depends on size: Epididymal cysts are relatively common and benign. By themselves, they do not cause problems with your health (i.e., you won't die from it). Depending on the size, however, they can cause problems. They can block the epididymis causing infertility, veins causing swelling/pain, or the urethra causing retention. Ask a Urologist if it can / should be drained (hopefully not in the operating room). GL! ...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