Cysts (Male)

What Causes Cysts In Men?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of cysts in men we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow cysts in men to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind cysts in men consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to cysts in men.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Chronic Infection
  • Tapeworm Infection
  • Cancer In General
  • Parasite Infection
  • Chronic Inflammation

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
microcytic red cells
current exposure to solvents
current GI infection/parasite
extreme calorie restriction
elevated lymphocyte count
macrocytic red cells
frequent unexplained fevers
unusual stool color
enlarged liver
sleeping more than necessary
regularly feeling unusually cold
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of cysts in men:
Cause Probability Status
Parasite Infection 94% Confirm
Chronic Infection 15% Unlikely
Tapeworm Infection 0% Ruled out
Chronic Inflammation 0% Ruled out
Cancer In General 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Immune System Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about cysts (male):
Have you had any cysts? Some can be felt as abnormal lumps under the skin, but others are only detected using X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI.
Possible responses:
→ Never had any / don't know
→ Probably/minor episode now resolved
→ Major episode now resolved (required treatment)
→ Ongoing minor problem (no treatment necessary)
→ Current major problem (requires treatment)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate minor history of cysts, significant history of cysts, minor problem with cysts or serious problem with cysts, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Cancer, General

Although cysts rarely turn into cancers, they should be checked to make sure.  As tumors grow, they may create pockets in surrounding tissue that fill with fluid or other material.

Tapeworm Infection

A tapeworm cyst can settle in the brain, eye, liver, or elsewhere.

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