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A 24-year-old male asked:

in which position does the ultrasound for diagnosing varicoceles is more effective? laying down or standing?

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Dr. Gary Beach
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Standing: Increasing the blood pressure in your scrotum by standing may unmask subtle varicocele, a generally benign condition.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 43 years experience
No question Standing: Unfortunately most ultrasonographers don't do it correctly!
Dr. Gary Beach
Dr. Gary Beach commented
Family Medicine 40 years experience
this is in agreement with my answer
Mar 31, 2013

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A 34-year-old male asked:

Multiple small hypoechoic right testicular lesions and Bilateral testicular microlithiasis and Small left varicoceles on ultrasound. Meaning?

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Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 39 years experience
Varicocele: There is a bunch of veins encasing the testis like a basket called pamphiniform plexus. This is how the temperature of the testis is maintained at optimal levels for the best sperm production. Sometimes these veins can become engorged more and become like a bag of worms like varicose veins of the legs. This is called Varicocele . It may need some attention if having problems with fertility

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