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Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Can bilateral varicocele affect erection?

Rarely, if ever: There is emerging evidence that varicoceles may be a cause of low testosterone levels and low testosterone levels have been associated with erectile dysfunction (although it is typically not a common cause of ed). ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Mild bilateral varicocele does this need an operation to be done or no and does this affect fertility?

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

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I did raiological ray for my testes result testes normal size. Bilateral varicocele widest vein on each 3mm no refluxing no fluid in scrotum now what?

Varicocele: A varicocel is a varicose vein of the testicle usually worse on the left side this can be monitored if no pain and no swelling observe if a lot of veins it can cause infertility see a urologist. ...Read more

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Age 23 Operatd for bilateral varicocele 2 mnths back (microscopic).ligated swolln veins dropped into scrotum aftr surgry how long for veins to subside?

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

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If a person have bilateral varicoceles does the epididymis swells, hardens or tender when touched? Or testis veins swells after urination?

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

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Can a 24-year-old otherwise healthy male with bilateral borderline varicoceles still have sex?

Can a 24-year-old otherwise healthy male with bilateral borderline varicoceles still have sex?

No problem: Varicoceles do not affect your ability to have sex. In some cases they may be associated with infertility, but not with other sexual function. ...Read more

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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

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Multiple small hypoechoic right testicular lesions and Bilateral testicular microlithiasis and Small left varicoceles on ultrasound. Meaning?

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

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Will a bilateral hydrocele, epididimal cyst, and varicocele on testicles go away on its on? Its really painful and aggravating

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

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Can prostatitis cause pain coming directly from testicles (bilateral), thigh pain, upper left sided pelvic pain and/or varicoceles?

Can prostatitis cause pain coming directly from testicles (bilateral), thigh pain, upper left sided pelvic pain and/or varicoceles?

Prostatitis: While prostatitis can cause referred pain to many areas such as the testes and pelvis, is unlikely that all of the symptoms you describe are from prostatitis. Varicoceles have no relation to prostatitis. ...Read more

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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?

4-6 weeks: Post-tissue infarction via embolization slowly causes the tissue to involute and shrink over a few weeks, at which time you'll clinically observe an improvement... ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

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

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What is the root cause of varicoceles?

What is the root cause of varicoceles?

Here are some...: Varicocele is not associated with using pot/weeds, but is venous valvular dysfunction like that to cause varicose veins in lower legs. ...Read more

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What is varicocele?

What is varicocele?

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

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What is a varicocele?

Varicocele is. ..: Varicocele is an inborn spermatic venous valve disorder, manifesting its various degree along life, resulting from venous valve defect failing to keep up one-way central drainage toward heart, just like the varicose veins in the lower legs in many women and men. ...Read more

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How can I treat varicocele?

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

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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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Could stress cause varicoceles?

Could stress cause varicoceles?

NO: This is an issue of the valves in the veins not working properly. ...Read more

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What can I do for my varicocele?

What can I do for my varicocele?

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

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What is the cause of varicocele?

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

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What can be done for a varicocele?

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

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How can I cure varicocele problem?

Surgery: Surgery is the only cure. See a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a varicocele?

Varicocele: Varicocele are engorgement of the spermatic vein/plexus in the scrotum. Large varicocele can often present visually as a fullness or "bag of worms" on top of the testicle. I recommend seeing a urologist if you notice any of these findings or a lump in your testicle. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of varicocele?

What is the main cause of varicocele?

It's. ...: It results from congenital venous valve defects inside spermatic veins, occurs to 10-15% of men, and requires no rx except for occasions concerning poor sperm/semen quality for infertility, its related pain, or poor testicular growth in children. So, no rx is needed usually. ...Read more

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What to do if I might have varicocele?

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

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How to check if you have a varicocele?

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

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How long until my varicocele disappears?

It will probably: Never disappear unless it is surgically removed, but most do not require surgery. ...Read more

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Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

No: A very benign condition sometimes causing male infertility, and sometimes causing mild pain or a heavy feeling in the scrotum. ...Read more

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Do you have any information on varicocele?

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

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Can varicocele cause pain when lying down?

Varicocele: If the veins distend a lot yes it can cause pain but in general it does not ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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