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Dr. Donald Alves
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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 can reverse the infertility.

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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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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
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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

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Peripheral vascular disease (Tip)

Peripheral vascular disease

Must make sure there is no evidence of deep vein thrombosis. ...See more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
Once
Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
Once
Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Wear your compression
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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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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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Peripheral vascular disease (Tip)

Peripheral vascular disease

On a long flight, walk regularly, consider support socks to help prevent deep vein thrombosis, dvt. ...See more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Take anticoagulation
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
See a vein specialist
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Walk
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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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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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Veins (Definition)

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