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Epididymal Cyst Cause
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
Possible, yes: Surgery on the epididymis may lead to infertility. Surgeons are aware of that and try to take precautions. However, depends on the extent of the cysts and their location if extensive surgery is needed which may impact fertility. If that happens, fertility can be regained by getting sperm surgically when you are ready to conceive. ...Read more
Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a cyst known as a follicle and another type of cyst, a corpus luteum, produces the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come to a physician's attention; most are harmless. I trust you're having the cysts followed. ...Read more
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more
What makes epididymal cysts bigger and worse? How do they get larger?
What kind of symptoms do they cause?
I have them 2 small ones for about 6 years. Will I have issues?
Ive had an epididymal cyst for a few years, pea sized&hasn't grown. Sometimes I feel discomfort at the base of my penis. Will my cysts cause issues?
Bilateral epididymal cysts in my right testis. Is it cause dangerous? How i could cure it by medicine or surgery must? Test result: 0.32x0.24 CM cyst.
My urologist told me small epididymal cyst (measuring 4 mm by 5 mm) cannot be the cause of my chronic scrotal pain because cyst is small. Is he right?
Yes: A cyst that small is very unlikely to be the cause of pain. ...Read more
Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?
Benign cysts: An epididymal cyst is fluid-filled sac which grows at the top end of the testicle in the long, tightly coiled tube called epididymis. Cysts are benign (ie not caused by cancer). Usually in head of epididymis , may be one, bilateral, or multiple. Larger ones can be removed by a surgeon, especially if painful. Epididymal cysts usually not associated with infertility. ...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
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
Usually No Symptoms: Epididymal cysts are by far found incidentally without symptoms. But if they are large, they can be an annoyance and can be removed or treated with needles and injections. There is one case that the cyst may have been involved with causing the testicle to twist requiring surgery. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/criu/2015/731987/ ...Read more
The cyst is filled -: -with cells that we shed daily in normal life. They are lost but friction from sheets, clothing & clothing & bathing. The cells trapped in the cyst are trapped inside but they still grow so the cyst gets larger from the dead cells trapped in it. Troublesome cysts can be removed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have diagnosed with small epididymal cyst of 1cm now some times have pain on right side and is there any way to stop it from further increasing?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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