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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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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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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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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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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

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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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I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the treatment?

I have cyst on my shoulder? What's the treatment?

Depends: If you have a cyst beneath the skin near the shoulder then observation vs surgery needs to be entertained. If the cyst is deep and was seen on MRI within the shoulder joint or near the shoulder joint and its symptomatic then surgery may be needed but it must be properly evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more

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Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Fluid filled cyst 3.7 CM on ovary causing pain for months. pain is now severe and constant. What is my best treatment option?

Time to see GYN: I'm not certain that your GYN will recommend this, because I don't know everything about your medical history, but usually surgical removal of these cysts is the definitive therapy. Call and make an appointment ASAP, since this is significantly affecting your quality of life. Good luck! ...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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