Are spermatoceles common?

Spermatoceles are pretty common; it’s estimated that 30% of men have them.

Spermatoceles are abnormal cysts that grow in the epididymal tissue. These have the aspect of a lump and are usually painless and benign. The spermatoceles typically consist of a fluid that contains sperm. These lumps may grow over time and cause discomfort.

The precise incidence of spermatoceles is hard to establish, but specialists do agree that they are most commonly seen in men aged 40-60.

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