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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Epididymal Cyst - Symptoms, Causes & Herbal Remedies


An Epididymal cyst is a small, harmless fluid-filled bulge which occurs on the testicle (testis) of a man. The cyst, which contains watery liquid, occurs in the epididymis --- the long, tightly-coiled tube above and behind the testicles.

The occurrence of Epididymal cyst is marked by a fluid-filled growth just above the testicle. The occurrence of Epididymal cyst can be unilateral and bilateral (it can occur above one or both testicles); with the likelihood of the presence of more than one cyst at a given point of time.

The Epididymal cyst is, therefore, a kind of firm testicular lump in the scrotum on top of the testicle. The cyst is quite common and does not generally require treatment. Though this cyst -- which is called Spermatocele if it contains sperm that are no longer alive -- typically resolves on its own, it can sometimes get infected and become unbearably painful. In some rare cases, the cysts may decrease the supply of the blood to the penis. 

The exact cause of occurrence of the cyst is not known, although the apparent cause is the obstruction of epididymal ducts --- the tubes which carry sperms from the testicles.

Epididymal cysts are likely to occur in men at around 40 years of age; with studies having revealed that nearly 1 in 6 men are affected by the condition. These cysts rarely develop in boys before they attain teenage. Moreover, the cysts do not affect the fertility of men, and generally do not pose any potentially serious risk in terms of the development of testicular cancer.


There are no typical symptoms associated with Epididymal cysts, and most of the men are not even aware of the occurrence of these cysts since they may be painless. However, some of the indications of the cysts include:

  • The occurrence of a soft, somewhat squishy lump on the testis (at the top or bottom of your testicle)
  • Harmless and painless fluid-filled growths
  • No affect on affected man’s ability to pass urine or to ejaculate.

These symptoms of Epididymal cysts are not very alarming in general. However, if the size of the cyst increases, it may cause pain and discomfort in the testicles of men affected by the condition. Sometimes, the cysts may get infected and lead to redness, inflammation and swelling, along with pain. In some cases, men may also feel a sensation of heaviness on the affected testicle, or there may be presence of a mass behind or above the testicle.

The diagnosis of Epididymal cysts is mostly confirmed after the physical examination of the sufferers by a medical professional. In certain cases, the confirmation of the diagnosis may require the medical professional to carry out investigations like Sonography or FNAC.


Epididymal cysts require treatment only when they become a cause of pain or embarrassment to the sufferers, or when they affect the blood supply to the penis. Moreover, these cysts need to be treated if they undergo an increase in size or become smaller as the fluid which fills up in these lumps gets absorbed by the body. If the cyst becomes too large in size and if it causes a lot of pain and discomfort, a surgical procedure may be needed to remove it.

Ayurvedic formulations prepared by renowned experts at Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company can be very beneficial in managing Epididymal cysts if they cause pain. These formulations are prepared from standardized extracts of pure and natural herbs; and, hence, they do not contain any additives, chemicals, starch, fillers, colours, or preservatives.

Herbal Remedies for Epididymal Cysts

The Ayurvedic products for the management of Epididymal cysts include:

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

The two main herbal components of this product -- available in the form of tablets -- are Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). Both the herbs have immense medicinal value. In addition, some other herbs which are combined with Kanchnaar and Guggul to prepare these tablets include: Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Varuna (Crataeva nurvala).

Kanchnaar Guggul tablets are very useful in managing Epididymal cysts, Liver cysts, Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma (tumors consisting of fatty tissue), Obesity, Hypothyroidism, Fistula, and skin diseases.

Recommended dosage of Kanchnaar Guggul tablets for managing Epididymal cysts is: Two tablets with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

2. Varunadi Vati

This excellent herbal formulation -- in tablet form -- is prepared from some very potent herbs which have proven capabilities to manage the disorders linked to male reproductive organs. The herbal ingredients of these tablets can treat penis disorders, and reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.

The herbs from which Varunadi Vati tablets are prepared include: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa); Shuddha guggulu (Comniphora mukul); Varun (Crataeva nurvala); and Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris).

Recommended dosage of Varunadi Vati tablets for managing Epididymal cysts is: Two tablets twice a day, after meals.

3. Punarnava Capsules

These capsules are a wonderful herbal product which is prepared from the standardized extract of the extremely potent ‘Punarnava’ herb (Boerhaavia diffusa). This herb is widely used in Ayurvedic products due to its proven diuretic properties, as well as its capability to support the body in eliminating fluids.

The regular use of Punarnava capsules can be very beneficial for maintaining the health of the urinary tract, treating edema, managing fluid retention resulting from liver/heart/kidney dysfunction, removing fluids from the body, promoting liver health, and improving respiratory health.

Recommended dosage of Punarnava capsules for managing Epididymal cysts is: 1-2 capsules two times a day, with plain water.

4. Tribulus Power Capsules

These capsules are an amazing ‘male support’ product prepared from the ‘Gokhru’ herb (Tribulus terrestris). The herb is widely known for its ability to support the physical and sexual health of men, and to maintain the stamina of the body.

The use of these capsules is very helpful in controlling Epididymal cysts, maintaining the overall health of the male reproductive system, increasing sperm count, improving the quality of semen, and treating erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and male impotence.

Recommended dosage of Tribulus Power capsules for managing Epididymal cysts is: 1-2 capsules two times a day, with plain water.

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With the help of the above-mentioned herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda, Epididymal cysts can be managed in a very effective manner, without any side-effects.

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