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I had fistulotomy yesterday due to anal fistula. I used to warm sitz bath 3xday. But I have recurrent varicocele. How to prevent worsening?

I had fistulotomy yesterday due to anal fistula. I used to warm sitz bath 3xday. But I have recurrent varicocele. How to prevent worsening?

One at a time: You do not worry bout your varicocele while you are recovering from fistilotomy
the sitz bath are important eventually after you heal completely you can start worrying about your varicocele.
concentrate on getting better. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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Big varicocele on left testis, since my symptoms on left testis have gotten worse, my right testis also began to get some discomfort/pain? Pls explain

Big varicocele on left testis, since my symptoms on left testis have gotten worse, my right testis also began to get some discomfort/pain? Pls explain

Suggest ultrasound: Approximately 90% of varicoceles are left sided and 10% are bilateral. Treatment is varicocelectomy or nonsurgical intervention with embolism of varicocele. Ultrasound is best method of defining presence of varicoceles. You probably should have if not already ultrasound exam to determine etiology of pain. Ultrasound also defines other etiologies of scrotal pain. ...Read more

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I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

Manage varicose vein: Varicocele is most like a varicose vein, a dilated venous structure in the scrotal sac rather than in the leg. Compression is a management tool, but does not solve the problem. They are mostly benign, ie don't add risk to your health. If you have an associated inguinal hernia, then repair hernia and have varicocele resected at the same time. ...Read more

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How did I get my varicocele?

How did I get my varicocele?

Not known: Mostly docs believe varicoceles start forming in puberty from faulty valves in the scrotal veins. The blood backs up and causes the veins to swell and become blocked. Nothing you did caused them. Like varicose veins in your leg. See
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/varicocele/ds00618/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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I recently discovered I may have left side varicocele that might be linked to size difference. Is this common? Do I need to get treated

I recently discovered I may have left side varicocele that might be linked to size difference. Is this common? Do I need to get treated

Here are some...: Some 15-20% of men have varicocele with 90 % of them on left side and 10% on both side. Surgical correction is done for smaller testis in puberty/adolescence, male infertility, and varicocele-related bearable symptoms - pain in standing; otherwise, no Rx is needed. For detail, ask Doc timely. Best wish.... ...Read more

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After an ultrasound, I have been told I have a varicocele - is it worth have an operation to get it removed?

After an ultrasound, I have been told I have a varicocele - is it worth have an operation to get it removed?

Depends: Varicoceles are dilated pampiniform veins around the testicle. They most often occur on the left and are most commonly asymptomatic. Symptoms could include chronic testicular pain, testicular atrophy and infertility. Varicoceles will not resolve on their own. If you have symptoms, these can be treated using surgical Urology techniques or mini-invasive embolization by an Interventional Radiologist ...Read more

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If a man have varicoceles then the veins get swells always or sometimes? If it swells twice in a day then does it affect fertility?

If a man have varicoceles then the veins get swells always or sometimes? If it swells twice in a day then does it affect fertility?

Fill with standing: Large varicoceles feel like a "gag of worms" in scrotum, less prominent when sitting down & diaappear when lying down. Because there are faulty venous valves above the testis, there is column of blood from level of your neck downnwards causing back-pressure on the delicate left testicular veins. Varicoceles can affect fertility by reducing %age of motile sperm. Many men with v'cele are fertile. ...Read more

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I have varicocele, it pains when I get erections around my girlfriend. I get alot of erections around her, and for long periods. What is going on?

I have varicocele, it pains when I get erections around my girlfriend. I get alot of erections around her, and for long periods. What is going on?

Here re some...: The provided information does not suffice for deducing a conclusion. Most patients with varicocele, even being large, are free of symptoms. How and where your pain is unclear and how to connect the pain to the presence of varicocele may not be directly related. How to discover the myth for your scenario requires more in analyzing history, physical exam, and timely tests so to draw conclusion. ...Read more

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My varicocele really hurts, I don't want to get surgery. Are there natural treatment options?

Your urologist: Knows the severity of your condition & would be the best source of information about your options. ...Read more

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Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but I always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if I stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?

Unusual & unlikely: Small varicoceles are not usually associated with discomfort. However there are always exceptions to almost any rule. Treatment would depend upon how much this bothers you. Alternative is live with it & accept discomfort or sit down if this is possible. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, Had varicocele surgery and it re-occurred. Cud you please let me know if embolization will help me if I get it done again?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Here are some. ..: Before deciding re-do the procedure for varicocele, one has to consider what redoing such is for - for symptoms or sperms count and motility or testicular growth for pre-aldolescent testicular atrophy, and how long the first anti-varicocele procedure is done. Then, conduct proper physical palpation as compared to the finding before the first procedure. Together, a decision can be made. So, see Doc ...Read more

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Testicles hurt after bike injury, my rit testes hurts so does my left, but only sometimes. I've been diagnosed by varicocele. How can get rid of pain?

Testicles hurt after bike injury, my rit testes hurts so does my left, but only sometimes. I've been diagnosed by varicocele. How can get rid of pain?

Scrotal support,: Varicocele sometimes cause pain, try scrotal support (jockey strap) if it does not releif your pain you may cosider surgery for the varicocele. ...Read more

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Hey doctor I have some questions. First I want to ask you if I can get hernia from doing pull ups and second if you can get varicocele onboth testicles?

Possible: Hernia and varicocele go together at the inguinal canal. Can occur spontaneously or after straining, (any type). An examination with your doc or a local surgeon should make or confirm the diagnosis. Take a friend/family with you to appointment, imaging and/or surgery may be recommended. Be well. ...Read more

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Does a vase-deferens swells or get infected. I feel pain in right testis and there is a vein which swells like straw. Had ultrasound, no varicoceles.

Does a vase-deferens swells or get infected. I feel pain in right testis and there is a vein which swells like straw. Had ultrasound, no varicoceles.

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have Varicocele in my left testis. But I get pain in right side bcz of some bubble like cysts. I'm suffering of right abdominal pain. Pls explain.

I have Varicocele in my left testis. But I get pain in right side bcz of some bubble like cysts. I'm suffering of right abdominal pain. Pls explain.

Scrotal pain: A varicocele should not cause you any pain. Bubble like cysts on the right side could be several things. You need to see a healthcare provider to have this evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had varicocele surgery 9 days ago. I still have swelling on my scrotum but my urologist examined it yesterday and it's not hydrocele. How high/low my risk to get complications such as atrophy, hydrocele, and hematoma in terms of percentage?

I had varicocele surgery 9 days ago. I still have swelling on my scrotum but my urologist examined it yesterday and it's not hydrocele. How high/low my risk to get complications such as atrophy, hydrocele, and hematoma in terms of percentage?

Your Surgeon has Ans: Your surgeon has the answers to all your questions. Did you not ask him about these concerns/questions before surgery? .
I personally do not think you have any of the risks/complications if your surgery was done by a competent urologist. ...Read more

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I'm 32yrs old & I'm starting to get fine line & wrinkles in my forehead. What should I be using/doing daily to help reverse & prevent this from getting worse?

I'm 32yrs old & I'm starting to get fine line & wrinkles in my forehead. What should I be using/doing daily to help reverse & prevent this from getting worse?

Consider Botulinum: Botulinum toxin is available for injection into muscles of upper face to prevent further development of passive wrinkles. Involves injection to mm. Between/just above eyebrows, forehead and around eyes. Small risk of bruising and rarely eyelid ptosis. Very small risk of allergic reaction.Full benefit seen 5-10 dys, can last 3 mos. Can be combined w/ laser and topical skin tightening treatments. ...Read more

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17 yr old wanting to know if pectus excavatum will get any worse? Am I able to prevent it from getting worse? I am 1.78m tall.

17 yr old wanting to know if pectus excavatum will get any worse? Am I able to prevent it from getting worse? I am 1.78m tall.

It won't: And you don't need to do anything, cosmetically it may be bothersome, surgical correction is indicated if it affects your breathing, and not an easy procedure, muscle building in that area may help cosmetically, wish you wellness, ...Read more

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Please help. I have a scratchy throat and I am scared its going to get worse tomorrow. How do I prevent my sore throat from getting worse.

Please help. I have a scratchy throat and I am scared its going to get worse tomorrow. How do I prevent my sore throat from getting worse.

Zinc Lozenges: There is some evidence that zinc lozenges may help shorten the course of the common cold. However, if it is allergy this may not help and you may find more relief with an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 ...Read more