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A 25-year-old male asked:

I already had a surgery for varicocele before? but i still have worm like veins in the bottom of my left testicle..is it normal or is it still varicoc

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
May be... May be...: Varicocele is usually located above the testis, not at the bottom of testis. Successful varicocelectomy makes the dilated veins collapsed, not disappeared, but takes away the unwanted pressure inside veins. As a result, if carefull examined in both standing ; lying positions, residual softness of previously dilated veins will be the same; if failed, the tense engorged veins will be more in up...
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
See answer: Surgery for a varicocele disrupts connection between the multiple dilated veins in the scrotum and the abnormal left gonadal vein which is the source of the problem. Depending how severe the varicocele, the prominent veins in the scrotum remain noticeable but gradually shrink with time. The other possibility is that a communicating vein was missed leading to persistence/recurrence of varicocele.
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May 4, 2014
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