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What is the definition or description of: enlarged testicular veins?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Varicocele: Some men have a plexus of thickened / distended veins usually along the left spermatic cord. If it's new, it warns of possible obstruction of a renal vein perhaps by tumor; if it's a nuisance, it can be removed. Good luck.
Dr. Brian Sperling
Urology 14 years experience
Varicocele: This occurs in 15% of the adult population and is not typically visible until after puberty. It is almost always on the left side, and if seen on the right additional evaluation needs to be performed. It is more common in men with infertility and if treated can reverse the infertility.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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The condition: Is called varicocelle. It can lower the sperm count. If it is mild, a simple support is sufficient mainly during physical activity. The veins can be ligated surgically as an open procedure, can be ligated by laparoscopy and can closed, embolized. This usually is done by an interventional radiologist. I would however suggest go see a urologist. Have a complete examination by him!

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