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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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Had pin pain in testicles since over a year. so did ultrasound sonography. the results said: 3 x 2mm small cyst on left epididymis head. what to do?

Pain in epidydimus?: You've had it for over a year so it must be tolerable. You can have a repeat U/S to see if it has grown in size. Go and discuss your situation with a really good pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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What is epididymis cyst?

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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Are epididymal cysts hard?

Are epididymal cysts hard?

Yes, usually: But you need to see an urologist to get examination done so that further verification can be done with tests like ultrasound examination to confirm it. ...Read more

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Epididymal cysts, what to do?

Epididymal cysts, what to do?

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

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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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Is it possible for an epididymal cyst to become smaller? I think i may have one but feels like it got smaller

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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 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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Can a "cold laser" shrink an epididymal cyst?

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

Epididymis (Definition)

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