THE BEST TREATMENTS FOR SPERMATOCELE
Spermatoceles cannot be seen during visual exams but can be felt by a manual exam since they are contained within the scrotum. A spermatocele feels like a firm, smooth lump that is distinct from the testicle. They are found near the top or behind the testicle.
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SYMPTOMS OF SPERMATOCELE
A spermatocele does not typically cause any signs or symptoms and may stay at the same size. As a result, you might only discover it during a self-exam, or your doctor may find it during a routine physical exam. If your spermatocele does become enlarged, you might feel:
1. Pain or discomfort in the affected testicle
2. Heaviness in the enlarged testicle
3. Fullness behind and above the testicle
Since a mass in your scrotum can be a sign of other issues, it is important to see your doctor if you feel any kind of lump on or near your testicles.
CAUSES OF SPERMATOCELE
There is no known cause of spermatoceles. They are not cancerous and do not increase your risk of testicular cancer.
Spermatoceles are not considered by doctors to cause infertility. If the spermatocele is large, the quantity and quality of sperm may be lessened. If you have been trying to conceive for a year or more and are concerned about your fertility, consult with a licensed physician.
TREATMENTS FOR SPERMATOCELE
Your spermatocele most likely will not go away on its own, however, most spermatoceles do not need treatment. Typically, most spermatoceles do not cause pain or complications and if they do, your doctor will most likely recommend over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Surgery for spermatocele, called spermatocelectomy, is the most common form of treatment for a painful spermatocele. During this outpatient procedure, the cyst will be removed from the epididymis while preserving the genital and reproductive system. It can be done with local or general anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour to perform.
There are two minimally invasive therapies available to treat spermatoceles, but these are rarely employed. The first is aspiration, during which your doctor will use a needle to puncture the spermatocele and then drain the fluid. The second is sclerotherapy which involves injecting an irritating agent into the cyst promoting healing and discouraging fluid from collecting again.
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Urine is sent for urine culture to look bacteria. Imaging of the kidneys and bladder is performed via ultrasound.
You are sedated through an IV in our surgery center. Our proprietary algorithm is performed to clean your kidney and improve your symptoms. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes and you are sent home the same day.
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