At the top and to the back of each testis is the epididymis (this stores the sperm).
This feels like a soft swelling attached to the testis; it can be quite tender if you press it firmly.
Leading from the epididymis is the vas deferens.
You can feel each vas deferens at each side at the back and top of the scrotum.
What should an epididymis feel like?
Check out your epididymis — a soft, tightly coiled tube in which sperm mature — along the top and back of each of your testicles. It may feel a little bumpier than your testicle. Also feel the spaghetti-like tube called the vas deferens that goes up from the epididymis. It should feel like a smooth cord.
Can the epididymis feel like a lump?
Epididymitis is a condition that can cause the epididymis to become painful and swollen. The epididymis is a tube that sits behind each testicle and carries the sperm. The swelling can feel like a lump. People with epididymitis may also experience pain, tenderness, and warmth in the skin around the testicles.
Can you feel epididymis at the bottom of testicle?
You should feel the smooth bump (epididymis) that covers the top, back, and bottom of each testicle. Gently separate the epididymis from the testicle with your finger and feel the testicle itself. If you find a hard, painless mass in either testicle, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
What does an epididymal cyst feel like?
A spermatocele (epididymal cyst) is a painless, fluid-filled cyst in the long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle (epididymis). It feels like a smooth, firm lump in the scrotum on top of the testicle.