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- A spermatocele (SPUR-muh-toe-seel) is an abnormal sac (cyst) that develops in the epididymis – the small spiral tube on the upper testicle that collects and transports sperm. A spermatocele is not cancerous and is usually painless. It is usually filled with milky or clear liquid that may contain semen.
- The exact cause of the spermatoceles is unclear, but they may be due to a blockage in one of the semen-carrying tubes.
- Spermatoceles, sometimes called sperm cysts, are common. They usually do not decrease fertility and do not require treatment. If a spermatocele becomes large enough to cause discomfort, your doctor may suggest surgery. Spermatocele Treatment in Khammam
A spermatocele usually does not cause any signs or symptoms and can remain stable in size. However, when it gets big enough, you might feel:
- Pain or discomfort in the affected testicle
- Heaviness in the testicle with the spermatocele
- Fill behind and above the testicle
The cause of the spermatoceles is unknown. Spermatoceles can result from a blockage in one of the multiple tubes in the epididymis that transport and store sperm from the testicle. Spermatocele Treatment in Khammam
Not many known risk factors for developing a spermatocele are known. Men whose mothers received the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy to prevent miscarriages and other pregnancy complications appear to be at higher risk for spermatoceles. The use of this medicine was discontinued in 1971 due to concerns about an increased risk of rare vaginal cancer in women.
While there is no way to prevent a spermatocele, it is important that you do a scrotum self-exam at least once a month to look for any changes, such as lumps in your scrotum. Any new lump in your scrotum should be examined quickly.
Your doctor can explain how to do a testicular self-exam to improve your chances of getting a lump. Spermatocele Treatment in Khammam