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is there a similarity between deep vein thrombosis and varicocele?

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Dr. Ted King
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Not really: Apart from the fact that both involve veins, the similarity ends there. A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot, usually in the leg. A varicocele is essentially a varicose vein inside your scrotum. A deep vein thrombosis can potentially lead to a blood clot traveling to the lungs and be fatal. A varicocele can, on occasion, affect fertility and/or be uncomfortable.
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
No: Dvt is blood clot in the deep veins of the leg. Varicocele is a collection of veins in the scrotum along the spermatic cord which feels like squishy bag of worms.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Dvt: Deep vein thrombosis indicates a blood clot in the veins of the lower upper extremity. A varicocele is a varicose vein in the scrotum. These 2 issues have nothing in common.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
.....other than that they are both phenomena of the blood vessel or vascular system.
Mar 22, 2017
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
No.: A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is generally a blood clot that can potentially travel to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolism (pe), a potentially fatal event. A varicocele is an enlargement of a group of veins around the testicles which is caused by a blockage of some sort in the main vein which drains this group, causing sort of a "back up" and engorgement.
Dr. Lawrence Presant
Phlebology 41 years experience
Veins differ: Varicocele is an enlarged tangled mass of veins in the spermatic cord and scrotum area. A thrombosis is a clotted deep vein in the leg.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between deep vein thrombosis and varicocele?

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Dr. Ted King
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Big difference: A deep venous thrombosis means that you have a blood clot. These are usually painful, cause swelling in the affected leg, can cause severe long term complications called post thrombotic syndrome, and can result in a pulmonary embolism that can be fatal. A varicocele is basically a varicose vein in the scrotum draining the testicle. Although varicoceles feel funny, they can't possibly kill you.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How are deep vein thrombosis and varicocele alike?

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Dr. Ted King
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They are not: A deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot. They are usually painful, cause swelling in the affected leg, can cause severe long term complications called post thrombotic syndrome, and can result in a pulmonary embolism that can be fatal. A varicocele is basically a varicose vein in the scrotum draining the testicle. Although varicoceles feel funny, they rarely hurt and can't possibly kill you.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you please discuss deep vein thrombosis and varicocele?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Clot in deep veins: Dvt means deep vein thrombosis or clot in deep veins. Varicocele is dilatation of veins of testes called pampiniform plexus. The two conditions are mutually exclusive.

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