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Small Epididymal Cyst
My urologist told me small epididymal cyst (measuring 4 mm by 5 mm) cannot be the cause of my chronic scrotal pain because cyst is small. Is he right?
Yes: A cyst that small is very unlikely to be the cause of pain. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Epididymal Cysts: Epididymal cyst fluid filled sacs associated with an appendage of the testicle. There is no treatment required for this entity. Removal, when desired is accomplished surgically, through a small trans-scrotal incision. The procedure is done from outpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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