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See answer: 1) ~15-20% of males have a varicocele; most common on left side; almost always asymptomatic requiring no treatment; except can be associated with infertility in small % especially if testicular size is small. 2) testicular microlithiasis: ~5% of males; asymptomatic requiring no treatment except regular self-exam for testicular mass because of weak association with testicular cancer. See urologist. ...Read more
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
Undescended testicle: Depends on the age of the child 0-6months do nothing, observe for spontanoub descent at 6 months if both are still undescended and palpable you may try HCG hormone shots , (the dose is based on the weight ). There is 25-30% chance of response. Alternatively bilateral orchidopexy (surgery) is reccomended, the testicles should be in the scrotal sac by one year of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inguinal exploration: Is the appropriate term. It's when the groin is opened to fix something in it, here presumably the testicle. An orchiopexy is an operation to bring an undescended testicle down into the scrotum and secure it in place or to fix a loose testicle in place in the scrotum to keep it from torsing (twisting). Bilateral means it would be done on both sides. ...Read more
Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more
Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis
veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?
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
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Probably ok, but ...: If it's a nonmagnetic clip its ok. If it can be magnetized it distorts the MRI magnet field and may cause streak artifacts or local heating safety problems. The only sure way to know is to look it up the specific clip and check with its manufacturer or manufacturer's literature. It may be listed on www.mrisafety.com which lists many surgical clips, some are safe, others conditional or unsafe. ...Read more
Does inguinal (groin) hernia causes testicular vein dilation or pain & swelling in testicular veins?
It could.: A large enough inguinal hernia can certainly cause testicular pain and can can cause scrotal swelling. I imagine it might also compress or push on the pampiniform veins and exacerbate a clinical varicocele. This complex of symptoms certainly merits medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: Varicocele is an inborn anomaly of pampiniform venous plexus present in some 15%pf men with some 90% on left side & 10% on both, but bearing no clinical significance in most of cases. Besides, varicocele has no direct connection with epididymitis although it may cause some symptoms like fullness or ache after a long standing like that in the lower legs with varicose veins. Best... ...Read more
Bilateral nonpalp undesecned testis.6 month old boy.kareotype proves male.u/s shows both testis as intra abdominal.doc suggested laproscopy.what risk?
Risk of cancer: The testicles need a lower temp than the rest of the body. For that reason they descend into the scrotal sac. When they do not descend and remain in the abdominal cavity the have a high risk of becoming cancerous. They must be "pulled down" surgically. I would ask our surgical colleagues to please address the risks of the laparoscopic procedure vs the traditional approach. ...Read more
No, but...: Theoretically, it's unlikely to induce pain on the other side, but similar process for neuralgia possibly occurs on the opposite side of same level of spinal nerves. Yet, before concluding Dx, such pain should be evaluated so to deduce if the contralateral pain is new and unrelated. How to get things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Here are...: It is a common round space of variable diameters from few mm to many cm incidentally found in scrotal US for evaluating some pain / ache in the sac; it is usually located at globus major of epididymis. Such cyst may present as single or multiple like a cluster. More detail? Ask Urologist for detail. ...Read more
Right testicular and spermatic cord intermittent pain through the day 3.5 weeks after robotic bilateral inguinal hernia repair?
Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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