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Epididymal Cyst Blocking Testosterone
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
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
Can't afford dr. No insurance. Self paid last time and couldn't get hormone testing. How do I know if I have high testosterone levels due to ov cysts?
Labs, no insurance: Many labs will allow patients to prepay for tests at a huge discount. ...Read more
May not: Rather other factors.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have slightly elevated testosterone, light periods with a 30-34 day cycle, I occasionally has cysts, does this mean I have pcos?
Possibly: Not for certain, although that's one very good possibility. You describe 2 out of 3 possible criteria needed for diagnosis of pcos, the third one is ultrasound appearance. I suggest you not trust anyone's internet diagnosis, but a good provider can help you sort this out in office. ...Read more
Can you have normal testosterone and estrogen levels with multiple ovarian cyst and still be considered to have pcos?
Yes: Pcos is a clinical syndrome. It is not diagnosed by blood test results, though high male hormone levels, or other tests suggestive of Insulin resistance, can support the diagnosis. If you have problems with irregular periods, weight gain, excess hair growth, you can be diagnosed with pcos, despite normal lab results. ...Read more
Mild pcos, open tubes (had HSG) getting ready to try IUI. No cyst or endo just slightly high testosterone. Can IUI work with pcos?
Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?
Insulin resistance: PCOS tx should include measures to reduce insulin levels. This is accomplished by lowering your carbohydrate intake dramatically and increasing your green vegetables and protein intake. Reviewing ovarian cysts is not standard of care. Metformin is commonly used which helps ovulation they an insulin sensitivity pathway. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pcos, (high testosterone, numerous cysts, been on metformin for 5-6months), I got my period in sept. Lasted a week. Then a week later I got it again, it has now been almost 3weeks and its still flowing. Is this normal? (i already dr
Yes: Women with pcos have very unpredictable bleeding. It also predisposes you to uterine polyps and overgrown tissue in the uterus, both of which can affect bleeding patterns. You really need a full evaluation with labs, ultrasound, maybe saline ultrasound, and maybe even a biopsy to find out what I going on. ...Read more
Lh higher then fsh, dhea testosterone and andro norm, no cysts, low bmi, stress from divorce, missed 2 periods, pcos or? Stressed out?
Could Stress but - -: There's a lot of variability in hormone levels depending on the timing and other factors that alter body physiology. Stress is one of them, follow up with the doctor is recommended. Consider stress management through counseling and other interventions that boost coping skills. ...Read more
I'm on testosterone cypionate injections to increase free testosterone. I developed cystic acne and getting a lot of body hair. My doc prescribed spironolactone. Isn't that counter productive?
I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.
Is it normal to get light cramps two weeks before a period? I have it almost constant and a history of high testosterone. Ultrasound normal cysts.
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
I have an epididymal cyst can I masturbate or do I have to wait Til my anti biotics are finished?
I had ultrasound on my testicals and found that I had an epididymal cyst on my right testicals 6 years ago since then it is the same size of my testy?
Cyst from epididymis: Epididymis is part of the conducting system, and in situated one on either side just above and mainly behind each testicle. It collects the sperms and hormonal secretions from the testes through tiny tubes and is highly convoluted structure -which continues as vas deferens -one on either side. Cysts arising from this epididymis usually are small, sometimes multiple. See ur doc to decide trt plan. ...Read more
Cyst is spherical: Come in various sizes, can feel tender. Is a small tense fluid filled structure, niether hard or soft. Benign ; only removed if large or painful. ...Read more
I hada ultra sound and was told I have epididymal cysts. Will mastrubating make this worse? Please help
No: Masturbating will have no effect on epididymal cysts. ...Read more
I had a ultra sound done and the results say I have a bilateral epididymal cyst. How are these treated? Please help
Here are some...: For an 18-y-o man, the incidental finding of epididymal cysts should be left alone because almost all these are benign and any procedures done to these areas will pose a high odd of blocking the tubes like that after vasectomy. So, leave them alone. More? Seek counseling from urologists or contact me at www/healthtap. Com/dr-Lin via RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
What other things can mimic an epididymal cyst on an ultrasound or is an epididymal cyst on an ultrasound definitely always benign?
No such thing as: "definitely always", but in this case you are close. Malignant tumors of the paratesticular structures are rare but not impossible. These would likely grow more rapidly than the common benign cyst. ...Read more
Went to my GP, have 2 epididymal cysts, organized scan, but in mean time, any suggestions on how to help it. Anti inflams? Or have a good diet?
My doctor told me I have a small cyst on my epididymis. He said it is nothing to worry about & that it should go away. Will it go away by itself?
Will stay ;. ..: How did you know you have a small cyst in epididymis, by scrotal us for local ache or by palpation? Generally speaking, such cyst is you're born with it, usually not hurt but may grow at highly variable pace, and no need to do something but leave it alone until... See a urologist for detail timely. Meanwhile, it's a good practice to do testicular self-examination just like women for their breast. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 25, I recently was diagnosed with epididymal cyst on the right. It is painful and lately both testicle are but there is no lump on the other?
I've heard warm compresses have been shown to reduce (but not cure) other types of cysts. Would a warm compress have any effect on an epididymal cyst?
Probably not at all: Warm compression may alter sensation and ease discomfort, but would be very unlikely to change the fate of cysts deep inside the sac, which, to begin with, is very rich in circulation. So, why do we need warm compression for epididymal cysts? More? Ask doc or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
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