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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
Mild bilateral varicocele does this need an operation to be done or no and does this affect fertility?
Yes and no: While 40% of "infertile" men have at least a one-sided varicocele, 10% (1/10) of all men have a unilateral varicocele, and 1% (1/100) have bilateral varicoceles; and yet, we don't see as many with c/o infertility. Prudent to treat if they are causing pain, testicular atrophy, semen abnormalities or severe cosmetic reasons (deformity). There is no medical management: either embolization or ligation. ...Read more
Age 23 Operatd for bilateral varicocele 2 mnths back (microscopic).ligated swolln veins dropped into scrotum aftr surgry how long for veins to subside?
8-12 weeks: Most healing is complete at 8 to 12 weeks. If you are concerned about the swollen veins, please contact your doctor for a follow up examination. ...Read more
If a person have bilateral varicoceles does the epididymis swells, hardens or tender when touched? Or testis veins swells after urination?
Do not know!: However, if you have bilateral varicoceles and if you are looking to father a child you better check your sperm count. The veins around the testicles keep the testicle temperature lower. Varicocele prevents this and you could have a low sperm count. Why the swell during urination should be answered by a urologist! ...Read more
What causes bilateral testicular atrophy if I had a left varicocele and it was fixed? Shouldn't that one be smaller than the right?
See answer: There are actually many potential causes of testicular atrophy, fortunately most of which are quite uncommon. Bilateral atrophy would suggest more of a congenital (klinefelter's syndrome most common) or systemic cause (use of steroid medications/body builders). You are correct in that a varicocele can cause atrophy on the same side and much less likely on other side unless bilateral varicoceles. ...Read more
Multiple small hypoechoic right testicular lesions and Bilateral testicular microlithiasis and Small left varicoceles on ultrasound. Meaning?
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 ...Read more
Will a bilateral hydrocele, epididimal cyst, and varicocele on testicles go away on its on? Its really painful and aggravating
Scrotal pathology: None of these conditions will go away on their own. Most varicoceles and hydroceles are not usually painful. An epididymal cyst can be painful due to inflammation of the epididymis. You need to have a consultation to determine which of these is causing your problem and the treat it accordingly. ...Read more
Can prostatitis cause pain coming directly from testicles (bilateral), thigh pain, upper left sided pelvic pain and/or varicoceles?
I have recently had a varicocele embolisation, how long will it take to see results e.g time for the varicocele to significantly reduce in size?
Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?
Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more
Varicose veins: A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord. These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in the spermatic veins. Infertility may be a problem in 15% of men with varicocele but not all men with varicoceles will be infertile. ...Read more
Options: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach (with use of microscope), laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read more
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
Get it checked.: A varicocele is generally a benign condition caused by dilatation of the pampiniform plexus of spermatic veins. They usually occur on the left side. If there are no symptoms, dull ache, pain, or sense of fullness, usually nothing needs to be done. Minor pain can be conservatively managed with scrotal support & nsaids. Severe pain or infertility can be treated surgically by ligation of the vessels. ...Read more
Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more
Varicocele: Most common therapy for varicocele is a varicocelectomy either through an open approach or a laparoscopy. Alternatively, embolization of a varicocele can also be performed as well. The basic concept is a disruption of the venous back flow to the testicle. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
Treatment: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more
Not easy: Unfortunately this is a little difficult to do on yourself, if you do not know what to feel for. Even teaching young doctors and residents it can take a while to teach them how and what to feel for. Best to see your doctor who can perform a proper examination. The good news is most varicoceles are not a problem unless you have symptoms associated with it. Sorry this wasn't more helpful. Good luck ...Read more
Hope this helps.: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more
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