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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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Ultrasound reveals hydrocele, epididymal cysts and 2 varicocele on the left side. Should i be concerned? I am 39 years.

Ultrasound reveals hydrocele, epididymal cysts and 2 varicocele on the left side. Should i be concerned? I am 39 years.

"Scrotal cocktail": Fortunately all3 conditions are benign. Not to worry. Only need treatment if scrotal problems are interfering with your life, ie pain, discomfort , infertility or hydrocele is too large for you to want to live with it forever. Good urologic surgeon could certainly correct all 3 with one operation. Could have just a hydrocelectomy, + varicocelectomy if ur infertile. Most epudidymal cysts can b left. ...Read more

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I am 37 year old married father of 2 kids having severe pain and swelling in my left epididymis also hv epididymal cyst what is this and how to treat?

I am 37 year old married father of 2 kids having severe pain and swelling in my left epididymis also hv epididymal cyst what is this and how to treat?

Epididimal cyst: An epididimal cyst is known as a spermatozoa vowel. Sperm becomes clogged in the epididymis and cause pain. Most of the time treatment is not needed as the problem will resolve itself. Sometime surgery is needed to reverse the pain. ...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

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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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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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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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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Epididymis (Definition)

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


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