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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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Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Could it be testicular cancer or a cyst?

Exam: You need a physical examination and maybe an ultrasound to tell. Hope it's nothing but don't put it off. Get seen asap. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and cyst?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and cyst?

See your doctor: Testicular lumps can be cancer or benign. You don't want to take a chance of misdiagnosing yourself. Testicular cancer can be extremely aggressive so don't delay. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam. S/he may order an ultrasound to determine if you have a mass inside the testicle, but hopefully it is something benign such as a cyst or varicocele (dilated blood vessels). Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the difference between testicular cancer and cysts?

What's the difference between testicular cancer and cysts?

Cysts vs cancer: Cancer is a growth of cells that once it gets started it won't stop. It is usually solid. A cyst is like a balloon full of water. Lots of people have cysts and they are a normal finding. ...Read more

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How do drs distinguish between a cyst and testicular cancer?

Very different: A cyst is a fluid filled thin-walled structure without a solid component or abnormal color flow on doppler. Testicular cancer is solid (though sometimes with cystic spaces in it) that may also show areas of increased blood flow on color doppler ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

Need Evaluation: If it is a cyst confirmed by sonogram , seen by a a doctor ( preferably a surgeon or urologist ) then You can observe or take it out. All testicular masses need physician evaluation to make sure is not testicular tumor. Testicular tumors are curable in early stages. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry(you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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Could a testicular cyst (spermatocele) have an affect on testosterone production?

Could a testicular cyst (spermatocele) have an affect on testosterone production?

Doubtful: Testosterone production controlled by pituitary via lh. Sperm production controlled by pituitary via fsh. However, varicocele may increase local temperature such that sperm may not be viable. If concerned about hypogonadism or andropause, check lh, fsh & testosterone (total & free) along w/prolactin. Also check estradiol, too, as too much can negate benefit of t. ...Read more