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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is there a bodybuilder who have varicocele? What if i do weight training, what will be the risk i would experience? and is it harmful?

Is there a bodybuilder who have varicocele? What if i do weight training, what will be the risk i would experience? and is it harmful?

Here are some...: Any physical activities which may increase the pressure inside abdominal cavity such as weight-lifting, will sequentially increase the pressure inside varicocele. potentially leading to worsening of varicocele, but such speculated adverse effect is still unclear; so I would proceed with the training and see. If varicocele is considered with male infertility, varicocele correction may be required. ...Read more

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I have some discomfort on my varicocele(Left Grade 2, Right Grade 1)when I lift weights above 20 kg.I want to gym but what workouts need to be avoided?

I have some discomfort on my varicocele(Left Grade 2, Right Grade 1)when I lift weights above 20 kg.I want to gym but what workouts need to be avoided?

Testicular pain: May be due to the vericocele with more pressure distending the vein with lifting. Blood from left kidney is being forced down the gonadal vein into the scrotum. Answer: Don't lift weight or have an "Internal spermatic vein ligation" to stop the blood flowing down in the opposite direction. Testicle will drain thru other channels. ...Read more

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Im 23 with a varicocele In my latest scrotal U/S it measures 2.3 mm at rest, 3.2 mm with valsalva I wanna know if I can do heavy weight lifting?

If you want you can: Unlike hernia , heavy work will not harm you in varicocele , Wear a good supportive underwear like 'Jack Straps' If it bothers you get it fixed (surgery ) a simple out patient surgery. ...Read more

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I'm underweight 102 lbs. 5"7 Ht. as of now i have varicocele not treated yet. Is it okay to lifts weights? and how to gain more lbs?

Here are some ...: As long as you can conduct personal and occupational chores & tasks with adequate efficiency & outcome for daily living, I would not worry about your weight under peer or social pressure, but continue practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession. Besides, varicocele exists in some 15% of men with 80-90% on left side, which should not interfere weightlifting. ...Read more

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Why is lifting heavy things a risk factor for getting varicocele?

Here are some ...: Varicoecle is an inborn venous valve defects of spermatic veins & happens to some 15% of men with >90% of cases on left side and some 10% involving both right & left sides. Its real significance has been debated & still incompletely understood. Most cases need no surgery, but 3 conditions including its possibly related infertility, symptoms like leg varicose veins, & testis atrophy in adolescence. ...Read more

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How soon after a varicocele embolization can you return to your regular workout regimen?

How soon after a varicocele embolization can you return to your regular workout regimen?

Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indicated as success rates with surgery are higher. I would wait at least 4-6 weeks or longer based on the nature of the regular workout regimen. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more