What is it?

Epididymal Cyst

An epididymal cyst is a collection of fluid in the epididymis (sperm-carrying mechanism) alongside your testicle and such cysts are quite common.

7 - 10 days

post surgery, discomfort will ease.

1 in 50

patients experience a recurrence of a cyst

1 in 50

patients experience an infection of the wound or testicle, requiring antibiotics or surgical drainage

1 in 250

patients have scarring of the epididymis resulting in impaired fertility

Epididymal Cyst


What does this procedure involve? Removal of a fluid-filled collection from the epididymis (sperm-carrying mechanism) alongside your testicle.

After surgery to remove the cyst, your testicle may feel slightly “bulkier” than it was before. Surgery to remove an epididymal cyst may affect your fertility.

What are the alternatives?
Observation – no intervention if your cyst is small or does not bother you.
Aspiration (drainage) with a needle – this removes the fluid but it will re-accumulate very quickly and is not a curative treatment

I have an Epididymal Cyst

What is the next step?

Book a consultatation with one of our highly experienced doctors. They will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis.

Our consultants will briefly review your history and medications, and will discuss the surgery again with you to confirm your consent.

An anaesthetist will see you to discuss the options of a general anaesthetic or spinal anaesthetic. The anaesthetist will also discuss pain relief after the procedure with you.

We may provide you with a pair of TED stockings to wear, and give you a heparin injection to thin your blood. These help to prevent blood clots from developing and passing into your lungs. Your medical team will decide whether you need to continue these after you go home

Epididymal Cyst

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What are the treatments for an Epididymal Cyst

Epididymal Cyst Procedure

Epididymal Cyst Procedure

Day surgery to remove a fluid-filled collection from the epididymis (sperm-carrying mechanism) alongside your testicle. Download this PDF for more detail about the procedure Epididymal cyst

What are the treatment costs?

Consultation costs:

Consultations: £195

Follow up appointments: £150

Treatment costs:

Cost of day case Epididymal cyst surgery: Please contact us for pricing information.

If you have any further queries regarding finance and your treatment cost – then please contact us on 0117 980 4118

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