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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Overview)

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 can reverse the infertility.


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How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

The condition: Is called varicocelle. It can lower the sperm count. If it is mild, a simple support is sufficient mainly during physical activity. The veins can be ligated surgically as an open procedure, can be ligated by laparoscopy and can closed, embolized. This usually is done by an interventional radiologist. I would however suggest go see a urologist. Have a complete examination by him! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
97 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Testicular Veins (Overview)

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 can reverse the infertility.


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How is enlarged testicular veins treated?

The condition: Is called varicocelle. It can lower the sperm count. If it is mild, a simple support is sufficient mainly during physical activity. The veins can be ligated surgically as an open procedure, can be ligated by laparoscopy and can closed, embolized. This usually is done by an interventional radiologist. I would however suggest go see a urologist. Have a complete examination by him! ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
Once
Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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What is the definition or description of: enlarged testicular veins?

What is the definition or description of: enlarged testicular veins?

Varicocele: 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 can reverse the infertility. ...Read more

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Husband has low count, 23 yo. Has enlarged left testicular veins. How do we go about getting checked for variocele? And variocele surgery?

Husband has low count, 23 yo. Has enlarged left testicular veins. How do we go about getting checked for variocele? And variocele surgery?

Urology and US: Getting an exam of his scrotum and testicles, that may include a diagnostic scrotal ultra sound would be the first step, then your husband and the urologist would discuss treatment options that may include a possible surgery if need be, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
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Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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Testicular ultrasound found hydrocele. Sometimes I also feel a lump(like one enlarged vein)Could hydrocele be compressing vein causing it to enlarge?

 Testicular ultrasound found hydrocele. Sometimes I also feel a lump(like one enlarged vein)Could hydrocele be compressing vein causing it to enlarge?

Here are some ...: Reporting the presence of hydrocele around testicles is common from the scrotal US taken for some pain or ache inside scrotum. However, if scrotal contents are still palpable, the reported hydrocele is probably not clinically significant, but an incidental finding. Besides, note: varicose veins (varicocele) above left testis is a known presence up to 15-20% of times. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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Had testicular ultrasound .Found hydrocele on both of them.Sometimes feel a lump(like enlarged vein)Could hydrocele press vein causing it to enlarge?

Had testicular ultrasound .Found  hydrocele on both of them.Sometimes feel a lump(like enlarged vein)Could hydrocele press vein causing it to enlarge?

Here are some ...: Reporting the presence of hydrocele around testicles is common from the scrotal US taken for some pain or ache inside scrotum. However, if scrotal contents are still palpable, the reported hydrocele is probably not clinically significant, but an incidental finding. Besides, note: varicose veins (varicocele) above left testis is a known presence up to 15-20% of times. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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Nurse gave me a ultrasound to check for testicular cancer because left side veins were enlarged and said it isn't Cancer. Is it something serious?

Nurse gave me a ultrasound to check for testicular cancer because left side veins were enlarged and said it isn't Cancer. Is it something serious?

Varicocele: Varicoceles usually occur on the left testicle more than right side. It is a benign condition. Usually, we recommend repair if it is the source of pain, left testicular atrophy or infertility. ...Read more

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My son(20)has two testicular lumps that are painful and his veins are larger than normal. What could it be?

My son(20)has two testicular lumps that are painful and his veins are larger than normal. What could it be?

Have him seen asap: At 20 years old, I would worry about a few possible problems, and the best thing would be for your son to be seen right away by his doctor. He could have an infection, or an abnormal collection of veins around his testicles. Sometimes testicles can twist on themselves and become inflamed or not get enough blood supply, so your should be checked immediately if he has any swelling or pain. ...Read more

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Why my testicular veins swells and hurts when touched while and after urination? What is the cause?

Possible reflux: Urine refluxing into ejaculatory or prostatic ducts could account for these symptoms. Could be evaluated by means of a voiding cysto-urethrogram. X-ray study in which bladder is filled with contrast dye, via a catheter & you then urinate whilst the radiologist monitors you fluoroscopically (on a tv type screen). ...Read more

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Masturbated last night and a kind of a burning/heavy feeling on the right side of testicular vein. Is it normal?

Masturbated last night and a kind of a burning/heavy feeling on the right side of testicular vein. Is it normal?

Probable varicocele: Best to see an urologist but it sounds like a variocele but could also be something else such as ejaculatory duct obstruction, spermatocele, hydrocele, hernia, std, lipoma, epididymal obstruction or inflammation and of course secondary causes of varicoceles . Between history, physical exam and ultrasound your doctor will be most likely able to accurately diagnose you. ...Read more

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My dad had a ripped vein on the superficial surface of his testicular sac. Bleeding but stopped after applying gauze. Could something else be wrong?

My dad had a ripped vein on the superficial surface of his testicular sac. Bleeding but stopped after applying gauze. Could something else be wrong?

Scrotal bleeding: The scrotum has a rich supply of blood vessels. Additionally, scrotal tisane is thin and soft. A cut on your arm of ace bleeds less because the firmer tissue "tamponade" the bleeding(tissue compression.) Rare issues could be tumor, inflammation or infection.If a lesion persists more than 2 weeks, see urologist ...Read more

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What could be the causes of right side testicular varicoceles? Does swelling of testicular veins means varicoceles or there some other issues as well?

What could be the causes of right side testicular varicoceles? Does swelling of testicular veins means varicoceles or there some other issues as well?

Should be evaluated: Varicoceles occur on the left due to higher pressure in the left gonadal vein (lgv in pic), transmitted via the left renal vein (lrv in pic). The right gonadal vein drains into the vena cava (ivc in pic), so should be at v.Low pressure. An isolated right varicocele (unusual) should be evaluated with retroperitoneal ultrasound to rule out an obstructing lesion along the course of the gonadal vein. ...Read more

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Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

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

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I have a testicular cyst and varicoule vein in testicles also does either one effect having children:?

I have a testicular cyst and varicoule vein in testicles also does either one effect having children:?

Varicocoele: Varicocoele in the scrotum near the testicle is a abnormal collection of veins around the testicle. It can cause increased temperature within the testicle that can hinder your sperm count / hinder sperm production. This could obviously affect your ability to have children, as it can lead to more difficulty having the adequate sperm count. Look into having it fixed by a urologist. ...Read more

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Right side testicular vein swelling and pelvic pain. When vein swell and do pelvic massage it go immediately and again swells when stopped massaging?

Right side testicular vein swelling and pelvic pain. When vein swell and do pelvic massage it go immediately and again swells when stopped massaging?

Testicular swelling: Sounds like the swelling may be due to an indirect inguinal hernia. Could also be due to varicosities of the vein. May want to have it check if having pelvic pain. A hernia can become incarcerated causing more pain and potential permanent injury. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine, pain in right testicle and swelling right side testicular veins. What it could be?

Cloudy urine, pain in right testicle and swelling right side testicular veins. What it could be?

PAIN AND SWELLING: Needs to be looked at. Could be a testis infection. Sometimes a urinary tract infection can work it's way into the epididiymis. ...Read more

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Had 6 scrotal us but nothing found, having pain and swelling in right side testicular vein for 8 months. What could it be?

Had 6 scrotal us but nothing found, having pain and swelling in right side testicular vein for 8 months. What could it be?

Get it checked.: A varicocele is generally a benign condition caused by dilatation of a plexus of veins leading to the testicle. 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. Have a urologist review the us, perform a physical exam, and follow the size and symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

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