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Spermatocele (Overview)

Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting on testicle or epididymis.


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Can you die from spermatocele?

Can you die from spermatocele?

No: Spermatoceles are not a danger to health. Rarely they cause discomfort if they are large and they can then be removed. ...Read more

Spermatocele (Overview)

Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting on testicle or epididymis.


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My 25 year old son has been diagnosed with a spermatocele! He is being referred to a urologist. What should we expect for treatment?

My 25 year old son has been diagnosed with a spermatocele! He is being referred to a urologist. What should we expect for treatment?

Spermatocele: Spermatoceles are benign cysts arising from the epididymis above the testes. They are common and dont, by their very presence, require surgical excision. They are most often excised when they become large and uncomforable or when inflammed and causing discomfort not releved by antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some natural causes of permanant "spermatocele"?

What are some natural causes of permanant "spermatocele"?

Blockage of duct: One of the spermatic dict gets blocked and cyst develops from degenarative changes resulting in the fluid accumulation. Spermatocele is a benign condtion, if symptmatic (like you) should be removed. If aymptomatic could be left alone. It is low rist out patient surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat a spermatocele? I did a tse and I palpated a lump like thing just above my testicle. My friend ask me this question

How to treat a spermatocele? I did a tse and I palpated a lump like thing just above my testicle. My friend ask me this question

Spermatocele: You leave it alone. It is best not to irritate it or pinch it or in any way prolong the inflammation that is going on. Spermatoceles are fluid filled scar tissue.

But, given your age and the risk of testicular cancer I would advise your friend to visit with the doctor to see if an ultra sound is warranted. Testicular cancer strikes men from age 25 to 33. ...Read more

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Thought I had testicular torsion but hospital dx'ed spermatocele. Is it necessary to treat it? Will it go away?

Unclear, but...: The unique features of onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, associated sx of intermittent or one-way full-blown torsion signify the occurrence of torsion. Spermatocele is usually painless and at the globus major of the epididymis. So, how to treat it requires assembling surgeon's knowledge, experience, common sense, and wisdom together to make sensible decision. So, ask doc in expertise. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of spermatocele?

Surgery: Aspirating the spermatocele with a needle won't work because it will fill up again so the best treatment is surgical removal which is a minor outpatient procedure. Most do not need surgery unless they are causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Will a spermatocele go away?

No, . ..: Once it forms, it will stay with you forever and even grows in size over time in a widely variable pace. This fact witnesses: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification and continuation from inception to eternity. More on realistic living? To www. Formefirst. Com. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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What exactly is spermatocele?

What exactly is spermatocele?

Cyst of epididymis: Benign retention cyst of head of epididymis containing sperm. Can very in size. Only require treatment if large or symptomatic, i.E painful. ...Read more

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Can you die from spermatocele?

No: Spermatoceles are not a danger to health. Rarely they cause discomfort if they are large and they can then be removed. ...Read more

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Does a spermatocele cause pain?

Does a spermatocele cause pain?

Not suppose to!: See you doc for a second look and exam. I want this done asap! If lots of pain go to the er! ...Read more

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What is spermatocele? What are its symptoms?

Here is some...: Spermatocele is sperms-containing cyst (s) usually in the globus major (head) part of epididymis, which is very common-up to 30% of men as demonstrated in scrotal US and usually asymptomatic although occasionally some discomfort may be felt and its large size (up to 10-15 cm) may induce inconvenient bulkiness. At times, it may clinically be confused with hydrocele until surgery. More? Ask urologist ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spermatocele?

Spermatocele: Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting on testicle or epididymis. ...Read more

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What are some natural causes of permanant "spermatocele"?

Blockage of duct: One of the spermatic dict gets blocked and cyst develops from degenarative changes resulting in the fluid accumulation. Spermatocele is a benign condtion, if symptmatic (like you) should be removed. If aymptomatic could be left alone. It is low rist out patient surgery. ...Read more

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Is a spermatocele always painless? Or can it cause pain and discomfort?

No: Spermatoceles are usually painless, but they can be tender or a cause of discomfort due to their size or location. In these cases, your urologist may advocate removal. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele make you sterile?

Very unlikely...: While spermatocele contains sperms, the cause for its formation is still unclear; but, one thing for sure is somehow it's connected with convoluted tubules of peididymis so sperms exist there. As to male infertility, its presence should have a little effect on it as long as semen contains enough quality sperms. But, surgery on it may cause tubule or vasal obstruction resulting in poor or no sperms ...Read more

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What are the chances of a spermatocele bursting?

Here are some. ..: Its spontaneous bursting is impossible due to its usually very slow growth, but a sudden impact from any source of trauma like being kicked or in MVA may. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a spermatocele bursting?

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Here are some. ..: Spontaneous bursting is impossible due to the nature of its very slow insidious growing process. But bursting a cyst of any organ may occasionally occur upon a sudden deceleration impact. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Different structures: A hydrocele is a fluid collection around the testicle. A spermatocele is a fluid collection or cyst arising from the epididymis. Both condition are generally benign. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Embryonic origins: A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development. It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

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Should I have a spermatocele removed? It causes moderate pain especially during long car trips.

Yes: If a spermatocele is symptomatic it should be removed. You should do fine. Your profile shows hydrocele surgery so you have an idea what to expect, more or less. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a spermatocele effect sex life?

Does a spermatocele effect sex life?

Spermatocele: No. This is basically a cyst of the epididymis. They are usually painless and only need to be removed if they become large enough to cause bother type symptoms. They will not cause problems with erection, climax or ejaculation. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Not typically: A spermatocele is a dilation of the an epididymal tubule. However, any attempt to remove a spermatocele may result in obstruction of the epididymis. ...Read more

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Can spermatocele cause you to be infertile?

Yes it is possible: Depending on the cause of the spermatocoele, fertility might be compromised. Most likely there will still be sperm present unless other anatomic abnormalities are present. Spermatocoele is not a common abnormality and further evaluation and semen analysis can characterize the possibilities of infertility. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele be a cause of infertility?

Can a spermatocele be a cause of infertility?

No: Spermatoceles are not a cause of infertility unless it was so large it pushed the testis up into the groin and that is really rare. More commonly, varicoceles or dilated veins in the scrotum are associated with infertility because they increase the temperature around the testis which decreases sperm production. ...Read more