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Conditions

Epididymal Cyst

An epididymal cyst is a smooth, fluid-filled lump found on the testicles. Although some men may worry that they are a sign of cancer or another serious problem, epididymal cysts are in fact benign and thus not a health risk.

The cysts form when fluid builds up in a tube behind the testicles called the epididymis, which stores and transports sperm. It is possible to have more than one cyst at a time and they can appear on both testicles. Up to a third of men are affected by this condition and the cysts can develop at any time in life, although it is most likely to occur in those who are middle-aged.

Epididymal cysts can be very small, but some can grow to the same size as a testicle or even as large as a grapefruit! There are normally no symptoms unless a cyst becomes infected, in which case it may drain fluid and become painful or swollen. Larger epididymal cysts can cause some discomfort, which is usually the reason why some men opt to have them removed. This procedure involves a simple operation to cut the cyst out of the epididymis. However, if a cyst is not infected and does not cause any pain or discomfort, it is not necessary to treat it.

Although epididymal cysts are benign, it is still important to get any new or unusual lumps and bumps in your genital area checked out by a GP.

Watch the Live from the Clinic interactive case video on testicular cysts >

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hello sr i have epididymal cyst in my left testicle. it is growing day by day. first time when i check it to urologist the size was 4.4 mm but now the size is same as my left testicle plzz sr tell me what ti do now . is the operation is necessary?? what will the cost of operation??? it is very painfull . it is uncomfortable. plz sr tell me wht to do nd how to treat it





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my back and left testicle are really sore,and it seems connected to my hemeroids.





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I found a lump at the top of my right testical about a year ago now I've seen two different doctors who both said its a cyst but they said it it starts to course discomfort go back to my gp , but it only causes pain time to time mainly when doing a lot of exercise or walking , should I be worried ????





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Hi helpers, I had chlamydia earlier this year and prescribed antibiotics (long course)and felt better afterwards, I didnt go back for test , if the chlamydia was gone or not,.after few months my left testicle started paining and swelling, n I have this small mark which comes when I lay down and disapear when I stand,,inbetween the testicles,when I walk fast it pains, I have lower back and groin pain too ,I went for blood test and the result came negative , bt the pain stiil there., am worrying ,, any idea what could it be?full of stress and worrying ,





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I have a small pea sized lump on top of my right testicle which causes pain when I touch it and it's very uncomfortable it seems to of gotten bigger since last time I checked it.





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If it is ON your testicle I would really get that checked out. It is better to get it looked at and be embarrassed for a little rather than finding out that you really did have cancer.

This is not a answer to your quetion but i have the exact same thing it was very small about 8 years ago and not its bigger than pea size it doesnt yurt to touch but ugly ti fuking look at i just dont want 3 nuts im fine with the two my question to yourself have u tried squeezing this and then after aperiod of time did it grow bigger i think these are called testcular sabacious cysts, although they are harmless i have not went ti the doctor for many reasons my gp tried to burn it off but u cant do this to cysts especially there. But i have small size white spots on my balls if squeezed u get white puss have u the same

I having trsticle pain from last 4 years i consulted with many doctorsthey told me it nothing, just normal. Coz i hv constipation prblm. But two weeks ago found dt epididymis of my left testis is same as right one. Sumtime i feel a soft cyst like thing n sumtime in became flossy when the testis descended. I went to a doctor who is surgeon. Hel told me its a epididyml cyst n it could include groin and lowr abdomen pain. I am very worried about. Please any one can help me. I ask my father r uncle but they didnt experineced any pain or sumthing like dat. Plz help me if anyone hv any idea about it





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HELLO Am 24yrs whose served the problem i have is 1. Haemorrhagic right Epididymal cyst(palpable mass) with mild ipsilateral Hydrocele. 2.Left-sided grade ii varicoceles so any assistance plz send back





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Can get a cyst removed from my testicles





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I am 13 and I have an epididymal cyst , I have been experiencing a lot of pain and I'm wondering if what my urologist said was true , he said that if I get it removed it may cause me to not be able to have kids , is this true?





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Yes. Go for natural pain management techniques and take pain killers when needed. DO NOT and I repeat, DO NOT GET THAT EPIDIDYMIS operated. If it grows, it can be removed later.

Im 14 and I have recently found a lump on the bottom of my left testical, it is painful so im ruling out canser but I think that it could be a cyct! I havent told my parents this yet because it is very aqward! Any advice on how to tell them or what to do??





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Just get tell them. There's no right or wrong way to say it, just make sure you do. Make sure you make an appointment with the doctor as well, do NOT be afraid. They won't like it any more than you will, but better to be sure.

Yes I have managed to tell my parents and we have a doctors appointment soon, thank you for you help!

Hi I no what you mean I also had the same problem I'm 17 and I didn't tell my dad or my mum . It is very aqward but the best thing is to talk to your dad and say you are having paing in your left testical . I told my dad that I had pain in my left testical and we whent straight to a&e and i Had a oporation straight away i hope what I've said helps.

Just be frank and ask to go to your regular family physician. I recently went through the same thing. It's better to be safe than sorry. Hope this helps.

You are doing good to tell your parents so do then beginning of the step to be help can start





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