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Dr. Patricia 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. Patricia 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.


Dr. Gabriel Goren
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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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Dr. Brian Sperling
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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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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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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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Dr. John Munshower
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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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Dr. Samuel Lee
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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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Dr. Kristi Nix
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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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Dr. Eva Dickinsone
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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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