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Epididymis (Overview)

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


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What can cause the epididymis to be hard?

What can cause the epididymis to be hard?

Could be cyst: but it will not be 'hard' Any testicular mass needs to be evaluated by trained professional ( physician ) to make sure is not a testicular tumor must see your doctor . ...Read more

Epididymis (Overview)

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


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Is it normal to be able to see your own epididymis?

Is it normal to be able to see your own epididymis?

No: As it is a small soft structure within the scrotum, it is hard to see it. It can be felt if swollen or inflamed. ...Read more

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How long does it take till your epididymis fills up?

How long does it take till your epididymis fills up?

About 2 weeks: After clearing the epididymis with multiple ejaculations, and after about 2 weeks of abstinence spermatozoa have been shown to appear in the urine. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epididymis?

What is the definition or description of: epididymis?

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

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What the the epididymis feel like andvis it in every male?

Here is ...: Epididymis is an elongated lump between testis and vas deferens, consists of a 15-20 feet long convoluted tubules for sperms to pass and mature (in10-12 days), and it usually hugs / attaches right onto the posterior aspect of testis. If you want to look at its pic, type "pic of epididymis" to search online. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my epididymis was bigger on left than the right?

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Is it normal if my epididymis was bigger on left than the right?

Here is ...: Yes, don't worry about some inequality between both of a paired organs such as kidneys, ureters, testes, epididymides, vas deferens, erc. since none of paired organs have ever been born perfectly even in shape. So, that is normal variation. ...Read more

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Is epididymis normal , does it couse anything if not to remove ?

Epididymis: This a normal structure of the male reproductive system ( coiled tube that connect the testes to the vas deferens), sperm goes through the epididymis. ...Read more

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I've had chronic epididymis pain for years now. How can I get this dealt with?

Possible surgery: Sadly, chronic epididymitis present for that long, is not likely to go away. Many men respond for varying periods of time to antibiotic treatment. Some will get temporary improvement to a spermatic cord block. The last resort would be surgical epididymectomy. Although this may diminish fertility, it shouldn't affect other testicular function. (testosterone). ...Read more

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What is epididymis cyst?

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

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What does epididymis on the head feel like?

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What does epididymis on the head feel like?

Here is ...: The detailed relevance of this Q is not clear enough for offering answer to the point. Do you mean the head part of epididymis or really in your head? If it's the head of epididymis, you would not feel anything at all if it's not infected or inflamed by whatever the reasons can be. So, ask urologist for specific detail. ...Read more

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What could it be if my left epididymis hurts?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis often requies antibiotics to resolve. See your family dr for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have epididymis or hydrocele?

How do I know if I have epididymis or hydrocele?

May be...: Most of hydrocele is so-called idiopathic, but can be epididymitis-related, called, reactive hydrocele. But, analyzing the hx of quality, quantity, and sequence of event related with the hydrocele plus physicals and possible us, will be able to the details. So, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Is pain of the epididymis a symptom of hypogonadism?

Is pain of the epididymis a symptom of hypogonadism?

Not Usually: Epididymal pain is usually associated with infections, sometimes minor traumas, or other cord issues (varicoceles). I would suggest having yor doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left epididymis is larger than my right?

One hung low!: In 99.7% of males the left testicle is lower and larger than the right. The epididymus might be slightly larger, but if their is a major difference, you should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the head of the epididymis supposed to feel harder than the other parts?

Is the head of the epididymis supposed to feel harder than the other parts?

Epididymis: The epididymis is the confluence of sperm tubes at the base of the testicle. It should not be hard or tender. If you have had a vasectomy, you will often feel a firm knot in the cord up higher, however. ...Read more

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Following trauma, can an epididymis actually waste away (on one side), or will it only shrink?

Here are some ...: Trauma-related organ wasting is related with direct tissue smashing destruction or interrupted arterial supply. So, a combo of detailed Hx of trauma and its resolution stressing sequence of events + serial physical exams + possible tests as needed would tremendously help deduce right diagnosis for right Rx. But I'm unclear the truth of "MRI no findings of left pelvis"; It's highly impossible... ...Read more

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Is epididymis an std?

Possibly: Some of the organisms that cause epididymitis can be acquired sexually. But not all cases are sexually transmitted, in fact in younger boys most are not. Most causes of acute epididymitis are postinflammatory (after a viral infection). Gonorrhea and mycoplasma are two sexually transmitted causes in adults. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cancer of the epididymis?

Is it possible to get cancer of the epididymis?

Yes: Cancer can develop in almost any organ of the body whether as a primary site or a metastatic site; however a primary epididymis cancer is extremely rare but I have seen mesothelioma presenting in this organ. ...Read more

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Is epididymis cyst or spermatocele usually hard or soft?

Is epididymis cyst or spermatocele usually hard or soft?

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

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Can epididymis be felt on one testicle but not on the other one?

Yes,: Epididymitis is usually unilateral. See a urologist for definite diagnosis and to exclude testicular torsion. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to masturbate after three weeks with epididymis?

Yes: I assume you meant that you had an epidydamitis (an infection of the epidydamus) which has been successfully treated with a course of antibiotics. Since you are now presumably healed you can go back to your status quo ante - I.e. Your prior normal self. ...Read more

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Why is it epididymis infection only occur on one side and rarely on both sides?

Why is it epididymis infection only occur on one side and rarely on both sides?

Here are some...: The perfect real reason remains unclear, but the expected difference in function of bilateral ejaculatory ducts may explain such discrepancy. Remember: both of paired organs like kidneys, testes, vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, lungs are not born perfectly equal in quality and quantity of their function, which contribute to their individual propensity to develop disease like infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the tail of the epididymis to be sensitive? This is the case for me.

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Here are some...: It is hard to draw a conclusion from what you feel alone without further information on the onset, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, etc. of the symptoms and their related sequence of events + physical exam. However, getting these related things sorted out correctly has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more