Epididymal Cysts are a fluid-fill sac that develops in the epididymis which is a small tube located near to the upper testicle.

These are often caused when sperm collects in the epididymis and they develop for no apparent reason. They are more common than people might realise which means that around 30% of men will suffer with them. Commonly, men between the ages of 20 and 50 are more likely to develop them.

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In most cases, epididymal cysts are painless and therefore, there might not be any apparent symptoms. However, most will come across the lump when examining the testicles. If they cyst increases in size then it is common to feel a heaviness in the testicle and you might also notice a mass or swelling.

diagnosis of an epididymal cyst

Usually your doctor will carry out a few tests to ensure that it is a cyst and not something else such as a tumour. This will begin with a physical examination and then an ultrasound. A transillumination test may help to determine whether this is a cyst or a mass, although an ultrasound of the testis will be performed to confirm the diagnosis.

treatment of an epididymal cyst

In most cases, there is no need for treatment and any pain or discomfort associated with the cyst can be managed with painkillers. Should an infection be present then patients are prescribed antibiotics. In rare cases and if the cyst is affecting everyday life then surgery may be necessary. Here, the surgeon will make an incision and remove the cyst. However, it is important that such surgery is not carried out in men who wish to father a child as removal of the cyst can cause a blockage to the sperm on that side.


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