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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Varicocele

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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. Gregory Moneta
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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?

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

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