The Risk Of Epididymal Cysts Is Decreased In Children?
Hello, I want to ask .. r nIf the father has epididymal cysts, can it be inherited in offspring / children. R nIf so, will it “definitely ” decrease ?? “no ” .. r nTrims ..
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Epididymal cyst is a bag filled with clear fluid that forms in the epididymis (a tube at the top of the testis). If the cyst in the epididymis contains sperm, the cyst is called a spermatocele.
The cause of the appearance of these cysts is not known with certainty, but it is suspected that these cysts can arise from a blockage in one or more of the ducts in the epididymis that function to channel and store sperm from the testes. This condition is more common in males aged 40 years and over, and is not a genetic or hereditary condition. Nonetheless, studies have shown a link between mothers who took diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy (previously prescribed to prevent miscarriage, but now no longer used) and the emergence of epididymal cysts and spermatoceles in pregnant boys.
Since it is not an inherited disease, the chances of a father's child suffering from epididymal cysts are the same as the general population.
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