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Can a varicocele get better without surgery/treatment?

Can a varicocele get better without surgery/treatment?

No: Varicocele can be asymptomatic. Surgery is the only way to rid the problem should it become symptomatic. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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I was told I have a isolated right varicocele, and no treatment needed. But I've read that a right varicocele needs to be investigated. What do I do?

See your MD: It has been proposed that new onset right sided varicoceles in men over 40 should be evaluated as a possible sign of occult malignancy occluding the right gonadal vein. The odds that this is true at age 24 are extremely small but an examination and discussion with your doctor is reasonable and a simple test such as an ultrasound exam can help rule this out. ...Read more

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Will I need treatment for my varicocele?

Will I need treatment for my varicocele?

Not necessarily: Varicoceles are common. Indications for treatment are limited to pain and infertility. If neither of these are issues then treatment is not indicated. ...Read more

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I have a varicocele what home treatment can I buy/use?

No home treatment he: Varicocele is a surgically treated condition. So there is no home treatment that you can use. It is a relatively harmless (benign condition) and can be left alone unless you have some symptoms which are bothering you. Tell us your complete history. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for a varicocele and low sperm?

What are my treatment options for a varicocele and low sperm?

Surgery embolization: Embolization means "clot making." the doctor injects coils into the testicular veins to block them. Sometimes a fluid is used. Laproscopic surgery & open surgery remove the veins. You & your doctor should discuss best treatment option in your case. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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My varicocele really hurts, I don't want to get surgery. Are there natural treatment options?

Your urologist: Knows the severity of your condition & would be the best source of information about your options. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a right-sided varicocele on my right testicle that is causing pain what can happen if untreated or does it need treatment?

I have what seems to be a right-sided varicocele on my right testicle that is causing pain what can happen if untreated or does it need treatment?

Varicocele: Right sided varicoceles are quite unusual without having one on the left. You should make sure there is not something causing it inside your pelvis and that it is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of varicocele? Is it by surgery? The vein is closed and contracted to 30%. What should I do?

What is the treatment of varicocele? Is it by surgery? The vein is closed and contracted to 30%. What should I do?

Usually surgery: Vericocele, usually need surgery especially if there is a fertility problem, other wise could be left alone if vein is closed & contracted then surgery is not required. ...Read more

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How chikungunya to be treatment and what food to be taken and not? And I have varicocele is it tue that your sperm will reduce?

Varicocele sperm: Varicocele can interfere with your sperms viability....and can develop antibodies to sperm as well. ...Read more

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I'm a physical therapy 5th year student. Does my varicocele will interfere my profession? I'm shy. Is it shame that im medical course & I have this?

I'm a physical therapy 5th year student. Does my varicocele will interfere my profession? I'm shy. Is it shame that im medical course & I have this?

NO: Just don't worry, varicocele is harmless, in few only may cause low sperm count, then only need surgery. Just wear a nice briefs that is all you need now and finish your training. ...Read more

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Is there also a case of medical course like doctor who have a varicocele? Like me I have it and I'm 5th year physical therapy

Question unclear: See your urologist if you have a large varicocele, particularly if any of these are present: 1. Bilateral varicoceleles 2. pain 3. Poor growth of the testis 4 Right sided varicocele only. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Definition)

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 ...Read more