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The epididymis is located along and behind the testicle. The coiled tube is responsible for collecting and moving sperm from the testes to the vas deferens. Sometimes a fluid-filled cyst develops in the epididymis. This is known as an epididymal cyst. If the cyst is filled with sperm, it is called a spermatocele.  An epididymis will grow to the size of a pea and usually sits in the upper portion of the testis. It is benign and rarely causes symptoms, so men may have this kind of cyst without knowing it.

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1. Diagnosis of an Epididymis Cyst

It is most common to discover an epididymal cyst during a self-examination, although as with any mass found in the testicle it will have to be verified by a urologist. A scrotal ultrasound will identify the presence of an epididymal cyst or show another condition. After being diagnosed with a testicular cyst, there is not much to be done with it unless the epididymis continues to grow or becomes painful to the touch.

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