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Can spermatocele cause you to be infertile?

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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...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

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Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

Can spermatocele lead to infertility?

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

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Have a cyst on right testi with light pain& discomfort. Is it spermatocele? Will mastrubation affect it? Will surgery make you completely infertile?help

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Have a cyst on right testi with light pain& discomfort. Is it spermatocele? Will mastrubation affect it? Will surgery make you completely infertile?help

No surgery...: Any surgery at or near epididymis where spermatocele originates will affect sperm transportation like after vasectomy; so no surgery should be done. To decide if the cyst and discomfort is significantly connected requires more detailed history + physical exam + ... so to deduce the balance between medical necessity and professional possibility. More? To www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ... ...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 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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Why would one testicle hang much lower than the other one? Spermatocele cannot cause this right? Noticed my left testicle hanging low about 1 wk. Ago

Why would one testicle hang much lower than the other one? Spermatocele cannot cause this right?  Noticed my left testicle hanging low about 1 wk. Ago

Not abnormal: There is actually an interesting anatomical reason for this. Right gonadal vein empties directly into vena cava. Left empties into renal vein with slightly higher pressure. Thus, the above findings you noted can be seen in some men with no abnormal findings. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele cause your testicle to hang much lower than normal? Have one above the left one and it is hanging abnormally low and doesn't retract

Can a spermatocele cause your testicle to hang much lower than normal? Have one above the left one and it is hanging abnormally low and doesn't retract

Spermatocele: Spermatocele is an abnormal retention cyst or collection of fluid at the epididymis (the "cap" on the back of the testis) or rete testis and depending on the size could cause your left testis to hang "differently" than the right. You should be examined by a physician however, and if bothersome, you could have the spermatocele removed. ...Read more

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

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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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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I know I have a varciocele, and I also have a lump in the top of my testicle. Could this be a spermatocele that has been caused by the varciocele?

Here are some...: Varicocele is varicose veins of pampiniform venous plexus of spermatic vein, which present in some 15% of men with 90% of them on left side and 10% on both sides; spermattocele is cyst(s) of epididymides, which contain light milk-colored fluid with sperms, usually at the head of epididymides. So, both are unrelated in origin and structure. More? Ask doc, preferably urologist. Best wish... ...Read more

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Can spermatocele cause pain in the groin? Or is it only testicular cancer?

Can spermatocele cause pain in the groin? Or is it only testicular cancer?

Can cause: Most of the time spermatocele is painless, testicular tumor is also in the initial stages, you must see your doctor early stages testicular tumors are curable. Please see your doctor. ...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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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 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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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 influence my sexual performance?

Perhaps...: If it is big enough to cause pain when touched, or if it is tender with movement, it may make sex less enjoyable. But otherwise, spermatocele has no bearing on sexual performance in terms of erectile dysfunction or libido. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Yes: This is a pretty common concern because most of them are worried they have cancer when they find a lump in their groin or scrotum. ...Read more

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I think I have spermatocele, but it feels attached to my testicle by a tiny thread. Is this not spermatocele?

A medical check: By your physician should be able to confirm what you are feeling in your scrotum. Sorry, trying to visualize your palpation is just a little difficult. ...Read more

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Why my spermatocele is getting larger? If I don't remove it does it couse anything serious? And if I remove it do I have to remove my testicle for it?

Spermatocele: Spermatoceles are benign cystic structures above the testicle. They are generally only removed if they become inflamed or so large that they're causing discomfort with movement. A competent urologist will be able to remove the spermatocele without damaging the testicle. ...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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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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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 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'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

Spermatocele (Definition)

Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting ...Read more