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Private scrotal cyst removal for benign lumps on the testicles
Two of the most common types of benign scrotal lumps are hydroceles and epididymal cysts. A hydrocele is where fluid builds up in the sheath around a testicle. An epididymal cyst is where fluid collects in the epididymis, which is a tube-like structure that stores sperm.
If you feel a lump in your testicle, or notice a change in the scrotal area, it's important to have it examined by a doctor in order to rule out anything serious. Although it will usually be nothing to worry about, scrotal lumps and swellings can also be a sign of testicular cancer, so you should always get them checked out.
If you have a benign scrotal cyst or lump and it isn't causing you any significant symptoms, you may not need any treatment. However, if you find that it is affecting your life, for example if it's painful or if you find the look of it embarrassing or upsetting, scrotal cyst removal surgery could be the right choice for you.
At Circle Health Group, we offer fast access to private surgery for benign scrotal lumps, performed by expert consultant surgeons across our 50+ UK hospitals. To find out how we can help you, give us a call or book online for an appointment with one of our specialist consultants.
Surgery to remove the lump surgery will ease any discomfort you may have and make it easier for you to walk.
The other benefit of surgery to remove benign scrotal lumps is cosmetic. This is very important for some people, who find their confidence is affected badly by the appearance of their cyst or cysts, again this is more common if the lump is large.
Surgery won't be the right choice for everyone, however, even if you do have symptoms. If you want to have children, it is best to leave an epididymal cyst alone. Surgery in the area of the epididymis can cause scarring which reduces your fertility.
If you don’t have any difficult symptoms caused by your scrotal lump, your consultant will probably suggest that you leave it as it is, rather than have surgery unnecessarily.
Your surgeon will begin by making a small incision into your scrotum. For a hydrocele, your surgeon will remove the fluid from the sheath and either remove the sheath or stitch it together. For an epididymal cyst, your surgeon will either remove the cyst whole or they will cut away the 'roof' of the cyst and drain the fluid out.
You won’t be able to drive yourself home from the hospital, and it won’t be safe to be behind the wheel again until you can perform an emergency stop with no pain. Speak to your consultant about the likely timeline for this, and be sure to get in touch with your insurance provider, too. Different companies have different policies about when you’re safe to start driving again.
Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, you should ask a member of the healthcare team or your GP for advice.
With epididymal cysts, people typically have more than one, and surgery can only treat the larger ones. If the smaller ones get bigger, the problem will come back.
Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.
|Patient pathway||Initial consultation||Diagnostic Investigations||Main treatment||Post discharge care||Guide price|
|Hospital fees||N/A||Not included||£3,400||Included||£3,400|
|Consultants fees from||£200||N/A||Included||Included||£200|
If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.