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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Spermatocele

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Will spermatocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will spermatocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

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 more

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Spermatocele (Definition)

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


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

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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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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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?

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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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