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Can Spermatocele cause you to be unable to have kids?

My boyfriend has Spermatocele. A cyst on his left testicle. will he be able to have kids?

Of course he can have kids!! It is harmless!! The spermatocele usually contains just fluid and sometimes sperm. It does not effect ANYTHING! Trust me, i have one, it is nothing to worry about.  (+ info)

What should be done about a spermatocele?

From what I have read, spermatoceles are virtually harmless, and can be left untreated if it doesnt get too painful or big. In this case, it is very small and only painful every once and a while. Do I really need to go to the doctor about this? I looked on webmd, and the description matches perfectly, so I'm 100% positive this is what it is.
And if anyone else has had one before, I would like to hear your experiences and what you did about it. Thanks!

if it changes..larger and pain ...I would check it out... wemmd has accurate information...  (+ info)

I am 16 and was diagnosed with spermatocele or otherwise hydrocele of the spermatic cord. And I was wondering?

it is safe for me to masturbate or not. Thanks for the help?!

Do not masturbate until the doctor gives you the O.k I do not know for sure how bad your hydrocele is, only him and his consulting colleagues.

Be safe friend!  (+ info)

i am having a very mild varicocele and spermatocele canit effect my fertility .i m 19 yrs old and?

i am just 19 yrs old and what is the treatment for the above question?

A spermatocele typically refers to a benign cystic accumulation of sperm that arises from the head of the epididymis. Within the current literature, such collections have been described in myriad locations, ranging from the testicle itself to locations along the course of the vas deferens. Nevertheless, in common usage, spermatoceles are intrascrotal, paratesticular cystic collections of sperm that arise from the epididymis; this article describes spermatoceles in those terms.

Typically identified as smooth, soft, and well-circumscribed, spermatoceles are broadly described as scrotal masses. The differential diagnoses include hydrocele, varicocele, hernia, simple epididymal cyst, and neoplasm. History, examination, and ultrasound imaging can aid in the differentiation.

Spermatoceles typically arise from the caput (head) of the epididymis, which is located on the superior aspect of the testicle. Conversely, hydroceles are fluid collections that cover the anterior and lateral surfaces the testicle. A varicocele is a dilated plexus of veins along the spermatic cord. A hernia results from persistent patency of the processus vaginalis allowing intraabdominal contents to pass into the abnormal intrascrotal peritoneal extension. In contrast to spermatoceles, both varicoceles and hernias may enlarge with the increased intraabdominal pressure generated during Valsalva. Epididymal cysts are often grouped with spermatoceles, and the two may be impossible to differentiate based on gross anatomy. In contrast to the epididymal cyst, spermatocele fluid typically contains sperm.
History of the Procedure
The term spermatocele is derived from the Greek spermatos (sperm) and kele (cavity or mass). The condition has been recognized for more than 100 years.

A spermatocele is a cystic accumulation of sperm that contains fluid typically arising from the head of the epididymis. It is a common benign finding on routine physical examination and is usually smaller than 1 cm. Less commonly, they may enlarge to several centimeters. Discomfort or resultant significant scrotal distortion may prompt surgical intervention.

Spermatoceles have been incidentally identified in 30% of patients undergoing scrotal ultrasonography for other reasons. The exact prevalence of this common condition has not been defined.

The etiology of spermatoceles in humans remains undefined. Multiple etiologies have been proposed, although none is universally accepted. Some hypotheses include that spermatoceles may arise from efferent ductules, may be aneurysmal dilations of the epididymis, or may be dilation secondary to distal obstruction. In a mouse model of spontaneous spermatocele, distal efferent ducts were found to be occluded by agglutinated germ cells.

The specific pathophysiology remains to be elucidated. Although distal obstruction has been theorized as a potential mechanism, the presence of motile sperm in up to 80% of spermatoceles suggests maintenance of proximal patency.

Typically, spermatoceles are asymptomatic. They are often incidental findings on testicular self-examination or routine physical examination. As they usually arise from the head of the epididymis, they are found superior to the testicle. They are smooth and spherical and transilluminate on examination. Failure to transilluminate suggests a solid lesion, which warrants further evaluation, including scrotal ultrasonography and possible inguinal exploration.  (+ info)

I may have a Spermatocele.. Can they go away on their own?

I have done some research to back up that I may have a spermatocele. The thing is I don't have a lot of money & no insurance. So I was wondering if they can go away on their own or what I can do to help insure it goes down.

This is more on the serious side of health. I'd say, get some insurance, and get it checked.  (+ info)

I have a 'spermatocele', has any one else experienced one?

And have you got rid of it if you have?

No, but if it becomes uncomfortable or interferes with fertility the doctor may suggest surgery.  (+ info)

Spermatocele Testicle Cyst Pain HELP?

I have had a Spermatocele Cyst for 30 years, often on over the years it will become painful? Not sure what cause it to become painful? What could be causing pain other than it getting bigger? What can I do to get ride of the pain, hot bath, motrin? Can Spermatocele become infected or swollen?

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my mate andy has got a Spermatocele and is wondering if it goes away. So does it? Thanks?

he is really worried and a good person so thanks if you can answer. the doctor told him to leave it.

I just found out I have one yesterday. My Urologist told me that surgery wasn't necessary, and that it will not go away. It is just better if it is left alone. Mine at first caused me a little discomfort but now I hardly know it's there. He did however say that down the road it could get bigger and if it bothered me than he could remove it. I hope this helped out. If you want more info then do a search on the topic as for there is a great deal of information.  (+ info)

Can spermatocele be cured naturally?


Hi Jorge h, my advice - consult a urologist.
Insofar I know - no. Most spermatoceles require no treatment. If yours causes discomfort, your doctor may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, others). Small cysts are best left alone, as are larger cysts that are asymptomatic. Only when the cysts are causing discomfort and are enlarging in size, or the patient wants the spermatocele removed, your doctor may suggest surgery to treat the spermatocele.
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Spermatocele Pain HELP?

I have had a Spermatocele Cyst for 30 years, often on over the years it will become painful? Not sure what cause it to become painful? What could be causing pain other than it getting bigger? What can I do to get ride of the pain, hot bath, motrin? Can Spermatocele become infected or swollen?

For a decent evaluation of your question I advice you strongly to see your Dr
Might even be that you develop cancer right now:and the sooner it is found the better chances you have that it can be cured
Do not intend to scare you though
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