How to treatment epididymis cyst
Tuesday ,01 June 2010 21:05:01 Last Updated on Tuesday ,01 June 2010 21:05:01
Epididymal cyst are not usually dangerous and are treated only when they cause pain or embarrassment or when they decrease the blood supply to the penis (rare). Treatment is not usually needed if a epididymal cyst does not change in size or gets smaller as the body reabsorbs the fluid.
If the epididymal cyst gets larger or causes discomfort, a procedure to remove the epididymal cyst (epididymal cystctomy) may be needed.
Treatment for epididymal cyst is not easy. The most common epididymal cyst treatment is antibiotics medication. However, this kind of treatment is not useful for epididymal cyst caused by epididymitis and prostatitis. Antibiotics medicine can only clear up infection but it cannot restore the epididymis that is blocked, hardened. As a result, the pain and symptoms continue. In addition, the infection from prostatitis may also infect the epididymis again and cause relapse.
Epididymal cysts are swellings containing clear fluid that occur in the epididymis (the sperm-collecting tubes around the top of men’s testicles). The cysts can be surgically removed if they are causing pain. Spermatoceles, which are small cysts, possibly formed from blocked sperm ducts, are treated in the same way.
During epididymal cyst surgery, a small incision is made in the scrotum over the cyst. The cyst is separated from the tissue that surrounds it and removed. The epididymis and the skin incision are sewn up using dissolvable stitches.