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Are some people more prone to getting varicocele?

Are some people more prone to getting varicocele?

Lacking venous valve: Boys or men who lack venous valves in the spermatic vein or veins between testicle and left renal vein are more prone to developing a varicocele. They are only discovered at approaching puberty or later by presence of a scrotal swelling that feels like a bag of worms when subject is standing up or as part of an infertility workup. ...Read more

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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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How did I get my varicocele?

How did I get my varicocele?

Not known : Mostly docs believe varicoceles start forming in puberty from faulty valves in the scrotal veins. The blood backs up and causes the veins to swell and become blocked. Nothing you did caused them. Like varicose veins in your leg. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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I recently discovered I may have left side varicocele that might be linked to size difference. Is this common? Do I need to get treated

Here are some...: Some 15-20% of men have varicocele with 90 % of them on left side and 10% on both side. Surgical correction is done for smaller testis in puberty/adolescence, male infertility, and varicocele-related bearable symptoms - pain in standing; otherwise, no Rx is needed. For detail, ask Doc timely. Best wish.... ...Read more

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I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

Manage varicose vein: Varicocele is most like a varicose vein, a dilated venous structure in the scrotal sac rather than in the leg. Compression is a management tool, but does not solve the problem. They are mostly benign, ie don't add risk to your health. If you have an associated inguinal hernia, then repair hernia and have varicocele resected at the same time. ...Read more

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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

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After an ultrasound, I have been told I have a varicocele - is it worth have an operation to get it removed?

After an ultrasound, I have been told I have a varicocele - is it worth have an operation to get it removed?

Depends: Varicoceles are dilated pampiniform veins around the testicle. They most often occur on the left and are most commonly asymptomatic. Symptoms could include chronic testicular pain, testicular atrophy and infertility. Varicoceles will not resolve on their own. If you have symptoms, these can be treated using surgical Urology techniques or mini-invasive embolization by an Interventional Radiologist ...Read more

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If a man have varicoceles then the veins get swells always or sometimes? If it swells twice in a day then does it affect fertility?

If a man have varicoceles then the veins get swells always or sometimes? If it swells twice in a day then does it affect fertility?

Fill with standing: Large varicoceles feel like a "gag of worms" in scrotum, less prominent when sitting down & diaappear when lying down. Because there are faulty venous valves above the testis, there is column of blood from level of your neck downnwards causing back-pressure on the delicate left testicular veins. Varicoceles can affect fertility by reducing %age of motile sperm. Many men with v'cele are fertile. ...Read more

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I have varicocele , it pains when I get erections around my girlfriend. I get alot of erections around her, and for long periods. What is going on ?

I have varicocele , it pains when I get erections around my girlfriend. I get alot of erections around her, and for long periods. What is going on ?

Here re some...: The provided information does not suffice for deducing a conclusion. Most patients with varicocele, even being large, are free of symptoms. How and where your pain is unclear and how to connect the pain to the presence of varicocele may not be directly related. How to discover the myth for your scenario requires more in analyzing history, physical exam, and timely tests so to draw conclusion. ...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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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