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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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My doctor told me I have a small cyst on my epididymis. He said it is nothing to worry about & that it should go away. Will it go away by itself?

My doctor told me I have a small cyst on my epididymis. He said it is nothing to worry about & that it should go away. Will it go away by itself?

Will stay ; ...: How did you know you have a small cyst in epididymis, by scrotal us for local ache or by palpation? Generally speaking, such cyst is you're born with it, usually not hurt but may grow at highly variable pace, and no need to do something but leave it alone until... See a urologist for detail timely. Meanwhile, it's a good practice to do testicular self-examination just like women for their breast. ...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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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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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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