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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your legs, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic disposition to deep vein thrombosis
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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 if you suffer from venous 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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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

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Squishy lump on bottom of testicle. It feels like it's full of veins, and I never notice it there before. Is this a testicular lump?

Squishy lump on bottom of testicle. It feels like it's full of veins, and I never notice it there before. Is this a testicular lump?

Possible varicocele: Feels like a 'bag of worms' in left scrotum when standing erect, disappears when lying down. Very common. Very common. Worth consuklting urologist if left testis also smaller than right. ...Read more

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Varicocele (i think) on the left side. Age 19. No noticeable discomfort. Left testicular atrophy. Palpable veins do I need to worry? Risks?

Varicocele (i think) on the left side. Age 19. No noticeable discomfort. Left testicular atrophy. Palpable veins do I need to worry? Risks?

Here are some. ..: After reaching adulthood, varicocelectomy wouldn't help much rescue varicocele-related testicular atrophy. In fact, some controversy regarding varicocelectomy for varicocele-related testicular atrophy still remains. Yet, in my practice, I still favor such procedure for adolescent varicocele with testicular atrophy, say, at age 15 - 18In. Of course, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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A mild dilation at left side testicular veins at 2.9mm. Is it varicoceles? Does this needs to be corrected? If left untreated does it affect fertility

Varicoceles: Are common, and more common on the left than the right. Some varicoceles cause fertility problems, but most men with varicocele have normal fertility. Semen analysis will answer this question, see your doctor to talk about this. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if my friend has testicular cancer. He says that he has something like veins around his testicals but it's not attached to his left testi?

I'm not sure if my friend has testicular cancer. He says that he has something like veins around his testicals but it's not attached to his left testi?

Likely, no, but...: Varix on the surface of the sac and varicose veins above testes called varicocele are common events, although sudden development of varicocles may be related to a metastatic testicular cancer, but still very rarely. So, the odd for your friend to have testicular cancer is low. More on related subjects? Go to http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best ...Read more

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Do you feel pain or your testis veins swells pre and post urination if you are diabetic? Or any other testicular issue if you are diabetic?

No: Diabetes is not associated with any specific testicular issues. Long-term or poorly controlled diabetes may be associated with erectile dysfunction (ed), low testosterone, bladder emptying problems, kidney disease, and various neuropathies in addition to other problems outside the genitourinary system. ...Read more

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I am experiencing testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort). After I kept my phone under my testicles for 1hour. I also have some black veins?

I am experiencing testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort). After I kept my phone under my testicles for 1hour. I also have some black veins?

Unrelated issues: There is no way having your phone near your testicles would cause pain; something else is the cause. And prominent veins on the scrotum are normal. Check with a doctor if the pain is severe or continues, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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My both testicular veins swells when I urinate. Does I have reflux of the urine into ejaculatory duct? If yes, then how it can be treated?

My both testicular veins swells when I urinate. Does I have reflux of the urine into ejaculatory duct? If yes, then how it can be treated?

No reflux: Most likely when you're urinating you're straining or pushing a bit. That causes decreased venous return to the heart, or venous congestion elsewhere. The veins you can see while urinating are a little engorged due to that process. Urinary reflux cannot be seen by anybody outside the body. ...Read more

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I'm worried I have testicular cancer, I have researched and found that varicocele is a possibility, it is in the vein of my right testicle and aches?

I'm worried I have testicular cancer, I have researched and found that varicocele is a possibility, it is in the vein of my right testicle and aches?

17 is in the peak: Age for testis tumors. You need to be examined by a doctor, perhaps a urologist, and usually an ultrasound is the first step after exam. Hydrocoels and varicocoels can be distinguised clinically or with u/s. Epidydimitis is another prospect. If you cannot get help from mom or dad, go to an er, urgent care center, or look up a urologist to see if they will see you. I would. ...Read more

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Had 6 scrotal us & result is all ok. Just had scrotal us & found that left side few testicular vein are dilated but having pain/swelling on right vein?

Had 6 scrotal us & result is all ok. Just had scrotal us & found that left side few testicular vein are dilated but having pain/swelling on right vein?

Structural test: The left sided finding is likely just a coincidence that you have had for years. The right side being negative does not mean that there is no pain, just that it is not caused by a blood-flow problem or structural issue (like a mass). Follow up with urologist to help sort out what is source. ...Read more

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Dragging feeling on bladder area and inside scrotum and sometime swollen testicular vein only after peeing. What is it? Something serious?

Dragging feeling on bladder area and inside scrotum and sometime swollen testicular vein only after peeing. What is it? Something serious?

Varicocele: This could be related to something called a varicocele. A urologist would be the best place to start to have this evaluated. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does testicular veins swell and tender to touch if a person have std, UTI or prostatitis?

Does testicular veins swell and tender to touch if a person have std, UTI or prostatitis?

No: Most common cause for enlarged testicular veins is a left sided varicocele. Feels like a "bag of worms" if subject is standing. Stds or utis can cause epididymitis causing scrotal swelling and tenderness of testes & epididymis in region of testicular veins. Prostatitis causes a very tender prostate but does not affect testicular veins. ...Read more

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No varicoceles but my right side testicular veins swell when during bowel movement and back to the normal after 10 mins? What the reason?

No varicoceles but my right side testicular veins swell when during bowel movement and back to the normal after 10 mins? What the reason?

Normal: If you mean the veins on the scrotum (the sac that contains the testes) they can fill up without any pathology. Increased pressure inside the abdomen, such as during straining, can make them more visible at times ...Read more

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Compression of left iliac vein as crossed by right iliac artery. Could this be cause for a left sided varicocele? Could it cause testicular pain?

Venous compress: Will, lead to increased collaterals.
Even more if DVT occurs.
The pampiniform plexus is such a collateral. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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