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Treatments For Spermatocele
No: Spermatoceles are often painless. They just make a lump. They won't kill you but they can be uncomfortable if they are large and causing pressure. You don't need anything done if it doesn't bother you just make sure it's a spermatocele and not a tumor in the testis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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