Spermatocele

Below you will find more information about Spermatocele from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Spermatocele it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Spermatocele and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Spermatocele comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Spermatocele is a painless and noncancerous cyst that has developed in the epididymis.

Diagnosis

The doctor performs a physical examination during which the patient may feel discomfort when the doctor palpates the mass. The patient may also undergo diagnostic tests such as transillumination and ultrasound. If the latter is not conclusive, the doctor recommends a magnetic resonance imaging .

Treatment

Most cases do not require treatment. However, if the patient experiences discomfort, he may take take over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Patients may also opt for surgery to remove the cyst.

Symptoms and Signs

The condition may not show any signs or symptoms. But if it is large enough, affected individuals may experience discomfort, pain, and a feeling of heaviness.

Causes

The cause of the condition is unknown. But experts believe it is the result whe on of the tubes that drain sperm from the testicle into the epididymis is blocked.

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