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Can I Die From Varicocele If I Ignore It
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
No, ...: Some 15-20% of adults have some degree of varicocele, usually on left side. Clinically, these men will live a normal life like those without it, and requires no need for surgery except a concern of having a smaller testis than the opposite side, its related symptoms, and related infertility. If still in doubt, see urologist timely. Best wish... ...Read more
My varicocele was embolized in the main bore of the Gonadal Vein, 1" from the Renal Vein entry. Will the engorged veins below die off and drain through other veins or could they remain active/dilated?
Unknown: I would think anticoagulation of some sort would be considered if you were significantly symptomatic. I would defer this long term radiologic finding to your urologist. ...Read more
Is it possible that a Varicocele can cause testicular death? Testicles are very small now, a little less than the size of a thumb.
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
Faulty venous valves: Between testis & major blood vessels allowing a column of blood to exert back pressure on delicate spermatic veins within scrotum. Varicocele can drain normally when subject is lying down which removes cause of back pressure. Veins enlarge to become varicose. Urologists have best & most reliable results if subject wishes to get rid of the problem. Biased intervention radiologists may disagree! ...Read more
Support: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Most of the time, if anything is needed, scrotal support is all that is necessary. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be pain, infertility, or if a teenaged boy has testicle atrophy. Treatment options include microsurgery or laparoscopic varicocelectomy, done by a urologist, or embolization of the vein, done by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Varicocele occurs in 15-20% of men but in 35-40% of men evaluated for infertility. Most of them are asymptomatic, i.e., feeling nothing. If feeling something, that is some achy feeling & pressure after a long standing, but quickly relieved after lying flat for a while; so men with symptomatic varicocele feel dull ache / pain / pain in the afternoon, but feel relieved at waking up. ...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
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