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epididymis

[ep-ih-DID-uh-mus] a tiny tube inside the scrotum that sits coiled on top of and behind each testicle. Sperm travel through these tubes after forming and are stored there until they mature. The tubes lead into the vas deferens. See also scrotum, sperm, testicles, vas deferens.

Other causes of testicular or scrotal symptoms

... Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tube next
to each testicle that stores sperm. This can be caused ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/moreinformation/doihavetesticularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer-non-cancer-problems

Do I Have Testicular Cancer?

... Page 5. Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tube
next to each testicle that stores sperm. This can be ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003172-pdf.pdf

What is testicular cancer?

... They are then stored in the epididymis, a small coiled tube behind
each testicle, where they mature. During ejaculation ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-what-is-testicular-cancer

Signs and symptoms of testicular cancer

... Inflammation of the testicle (known as orchitis) and inflammation of the
epididymis (epididymitis) can cause swelling and pain of the testicle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-signs-and-symptoms

What is testicular cancer?

... Once they're made in the testicles, the sperm cells are stored in the epididymis,
a small coiled tube behind each testicle, where they mature. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/overviewguide/testicular-cancer-overview-what-is-testicular-cancer

Testicular Cancer Overview

... Once they're made in the testicles, the sperm cells are stored in the epididymis,
a small coiled tube behind each testicle, where they mature. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003079-pdf.pdf

Testicular Cancer

... Inflammation of the testicle (known as orchitis) and inflammation of the
epididymis (epididymitis) can cause swelling and pain of the testicle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003142-pdf.pdf

Special concerns linked to certain cancers and their treatment

... But the structure at the top and back side of the testicles (the epididymis) is
still there, so the scrotum (sac that holds the testicles) doesn't look ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinmen/sexualityfortheman/sexuality-for-men-with-cancer-special-ca-treatments

Can testicular cancer be found early?

... You should also be aware that each normal testicle has an epididymis, a small,
coiled tube that can feel like a small bump on the upper or middle ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-detection

Cancer Glossary

... See also hormone. epididymis Search [ep-ih-DID-uh-mus]. a tiny tube inside
the scrotum that sits coiled on top of and behind each testicle. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=e