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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...