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how dangerous is a varicocele is it pretty benign

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not...: These are usually benign in nature; the only difficulty arises with size...They need to be reduced when they become too large; please let your doctor ... Read More
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Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not dangerous: Venous drainage is different for men on left and right side thus some men have more fuller left testicle. First you want to have it looked at by a doc ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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No danger ; benign..: Yes, it is benign and no danger to life. Fact: some 15-20% of men have it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Can be associated with infertility, but certainly not dangerous.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pain?: Pain may be a reason for surgery. For an adult, a varicocele may be corrected if there are semen abnormalities and problems of infertility. Other rea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
Right Varicocele: Based on anatomical characteristics, a left sided varicocele is more common than a right sided one. The left gonadal vein drains anatomically higher, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncommon: Blood clot formation is one of the complications of varicocele but it is uncommon for that to cause systemic issues, unless the person has blood clott ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
No: In general, varicoceles pose no health risks. They are simply dilated (varicose) veins and can cause aching discomfort at times, particularly when yo ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: If successful, you'll feel and palpate instant decrease in pressure & fullness of varicocele; later, its gradually softening and shrinking wi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you wa ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Varicose veins: A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord. These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Anatomy: A varicocele is caused by an enlargement of the veins that drain blood from your testicles back to your heart.Most common on your left side,they can o ... Read More

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