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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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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. Warren Foster
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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