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does a varicocele vein need to be treated

A female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not Usually: It is unusual for varicocele to lead to azospermia. Usually it affects sperm motility and or morphology. In general varicoleces are not usually repair ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Fill with standing: Large varicoceles feel like a "gag of worms" in scrotum, less prominent when sitting down & diaappear when lying down. Because there are faulty venous ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Varicocele: Varicocele swelling is generally worse after long periods on ones feet or lifting and exertion. Elevating the feet usually improves swelling and disco ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not dangerous: If it's not bothering you and not enlarging, you can watch it on your own. You'd be looking for changing testicular size or shape.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: You should be managed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A physical therapist can assist in restoring proper range of motion, strength and coordinatio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Shrinks: Over time.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: You probably mean barren (inability to have children). No hydroceles do not result in infertility.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment is medical: If semihypothyroid means mild hypothyroidism rather than a thyroid nodule.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
No: Once confirmed as a benign lesion{biopsy or exam) .If they become a mental worry for the patient, painful or cosmetically unpleasing they can allwaysw ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Syringomyelia: Syringomelia associated with sryingobulbia is a serious condition. Treatment from a surgical point of view is based on the symptoms and the progressio ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Maybe: A varicocele, if large, can affect the function of a testicle, which could affect sperm counts which could possibly affect fertility. Pain is usually ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
ASAP: If the lung is indeed punctured (knife, gun shot wound, broken rib, etc), you need to be in the emergency room asap. Though not all chest wall injuri ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Rutman
38 years experience Dentistry
Cyst or abcess?: There is a difference between a cyst and an abcess. If it is truly a cyst, then the cyst must be removed surgically. If it is an abcess, and if there ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Permanent but recur: Sclerotherapy essentially scars a vein on the inside so that it is permanently closed. However, other surrounding veins are likely to dilate and cause ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Yes and no: While 40% of "infertile" men have at least a one-sided varicocele, 10% (1/10) of all men have a unilateral varicocele, and 1% (1/100) have bilateral v ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: The clinical situation dictates the treatment. There are acute, subacute and chronic obstructions.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
I don't know: What a penis vein abnormality is, but it won't lead to better sex. How do you know that you have an abnormality?
A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Testicle: If there is torsion or twisting to the cord leading to a testicle it is a medical emergency. Surgery will be performed. Please see your doctor ASAP ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
See vascular spclist: Leg swelling can sometimes be a recurrent or persistent problem. Wearing support stockings for a year or two may be helpful. Your child should see a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
30 years experience Urology
Varicocele: Most common therapy for varicocele is a varicocelectomy either through an open approach or a laparoscopy. Alternatively, embolization of a varicocele ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angioplasties : These procedures are indicated when the symptoms are not controlled by medical therapy. If it's indicated, the symptoms severity would dictate the acu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience Urology
Involution: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indicated as success ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain: Absolutely, the key is early and aggressive treatment with antibiotics and in some cases surgery to remove the abscess.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Good for 24/48hours: Usually they may need to be changed every24-48 hours or earlier if blocked
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