Do SPERMATOCELES go away on their own?


Although spermatocele probably won't go away on its own, most of them don't need treatment. They generally don't cause pain or complications. If yours is painful, it is usually recommended over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others).

If the spermatocele does require treatment, surgical removal is required. Surgery is usually done as an alternative procedure and requires less than an hour to perform. A general spinal or even local anesthetic can be used for the surgery. Most patients will need to take bed rest three to five days and reduce regular activity for a week.


Most of the instances of spermatocele in men require little treatment and most of them resolve on their own. Actually, spermatocele develops in the epididymis, it is noncancerous and is not painful. It appears in almost 30% of the men. Actually, there are no medications that treat spermatoceles. Analgesics can be used to get relief from pain.

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