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I have varicocel so can I do heavy workouts like lifting weights?

I have varicocel so can I do heavy workouts like lifting weights?

Yes: This shouldn't affect your workouts. Be sure to wear a good supporting brief or supporter. ...Read more

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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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I'm 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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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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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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I'm 19 years old and have a left-side grade 3 varicocele. I do heavy lifting 4/5 times a week. Is it dangerous to my health?

No: In general, varicoceles pose no health risks. They are simply dilated (varicose) veins and can cause aching discomfort at times, particularly when you are on your feet for long periods. In some cases, varicoceles may reduce sperm production from the involved testis. The two reasons to have it surgically corrected therefore would be pain or evidence of decreased fertility. ...Read more

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I discvered that I have a varicocel the doctor said that it's not dangerous can I workout or practise sport it doesn't affect on it?

I discvered that I have a varicocel the doctor said that it's not dangerous can I workout or practise sport it doesn't affect on it?

Good to go: Do whatever you want. If it hurts, then ease up. If you ever think the varicocele is a problem, see a urologist for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...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?

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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Ultrasound on testicles, and came back with very small varicocele, but I do have some heavy like soreness in the testicles. Does this mean surgery?

Not necessarily: Surgery is usually a last resort for varicocele, in an attempt to improve fertility or relieve more severe symptoms. A consultation with a urologist would give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had operated 8 years ago from varicocele. Now, I have enlarge vein? At bottom in left testis but not from the top. What's that? Feel heavy somtimes

See a doc: Some remnant vericocele id possible. Do have it checked and maybe get an ultrasound image done, to be safe if your doctor thinks it's big enough. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele? Doctors have suggested my enlarged right testicle with a heavy chord attached to it and upward toward my groin may be varicocele

What is a varicocele? Doctors have suggested my enlarged right testicle with a heavy chord attached to it and upward toward my groin may be varicocele

? Like bag of worms: 99% of varicoceles occur on left side, and feel like a "bag of worms" if you feel your scrotum when standing. Varicoceles empty when you are lying down. Your symtoms are more likely due to a hydrocele. Please see a urologist because there is always a remote chance that this might be serious, although odds are 99% that it is benign. In addition, it will be taken care of. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is varicocele surgery like?

What is varicocele surgery like?

It's....: It's done via an inguinal incision, usually under microscope, to explore the spermatic cord so to identify, isolate, transect, and resect spermatic veins (2-5 variably), resulting in eliminating its dilation and pressure hoping to improve semen sperm quality for infertility and relieve its related pain. Detail? Ask doc. It's usually considered as a minor ambulatory surgery. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization like?

What is a varicocele embolization like?

A form of its Rx...: Varicocele is common and usually requires no rx. Occasionally, varicocele needs to be treated for its related pain or infertility. Options include open varicocelectomy by urologist or mini-invasive embolization by interventional radiologist. Today, open microscopic varicocelectomy is most commonly used and effective, and embolization for varicocele has become almost historical. Detail? Ask doc... ...Read more

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What does "varicocele embolization" procedure feel like step-by-step?

Embolization: This is usually done by an interventional radiologist. Local anesthetic with some sedation. The poke hole is bsndaged once their done and you feel a warming sensation with the dye. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a varicocele feel like?

Here are some. ..: Varicocele occurs in 15-20% of men but in 35-40% of men evaluated for infertility. Most of them are asymptomatic, i.e., feeling nothing. If feeling something, that is some achy feeling & pressure after a long standing, but quickly relieved after lying flat for a while; so men with symptomatic varicocele feel dull ache / pain / pain in the afternoon, but feel relieved at waking up. ...Read more

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Could a urine test detect things like varicocele etc?

No reason for it: Test for a varicocele by standing up and feel your left scrotum. Varicocele feels like a "bag of worms" this is more pronounced if you valsalva squeeze abdomen against your diaphragm whilst holding your breath. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele?

Varicocele is. ..: Varicocele is an inborn spermatic venous valve disorder, manifesting its various degree along life, resulting from venous valve defect failing to keep up one-way central drainage toward heart, just like the varicose veins in the lower legs in many women and men. ...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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What is the cause of varicocele?

Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more

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What to do if I might have varicocele?

Treatment: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more

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How to check if you have a varicocele?

Not easy: Unfortunately this is a little difficult to do on yourself, if you do not know what to feel for. Even teaching young doctors and residents it can take a while to teach them how and what to feel for. Best to see your doctor who can perform a proper examination. The good news is most varicoceles are not a problem unless you have symptoms associated with it. Sorry this wasn't more helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

Can I die from varicocele if I ignore it?

No: A very benign condition sometimes causing male infertility, and sometimes causing mild pain or a heavy feeling in the scrotum. ...Read more

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How does varicocele occur or what causes it?

Faulty venous valves: Between testis & major blood vessels allowing a column of blood to exert back pressure on delicate spermatic veins within scrotum. Varicocele can drain normally when subject is lying down which removes cause of back pressure. Veins enlarge to become varicose. Urologists have best & most reliable results if subject wishes to get rid of the problem. Biased intervention radiologists may disagree! ...Read more

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I think I have a varicocele. What should I do?

I think I have a varicocele. What should I do?

Do nothing...: Do nothing as long as being comfortable without its related pain and having no concern for male infertitility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of varicocele and how can it be treated?

It's. ...: It results from congenital venous valve defects inside spermatic veins, occurs to 10-15% of men, and requires no rx except for occasions concerning poor sperm/semen quality for infertility, its related pain, or poor testicular growth in children. So, no rx is needed usually. ...Read more

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Is a varicocele curable?

Varicocele: There is surgical treatment for a varicocele. This was done more commonly in the past as it was believed to reduce fertility in the patient. Urologists do fewer of these procedures today, and many men who have varicoceles have normal sperm counts and proven fertility. Pain, discomfort, swelling would also be a reason for surgical removal. ...Read more

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What's varicocele embolization?

Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read more

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Can varicocele cause hypogondism?

Can varicocele cause hypogondism?

Infertility: Varicocele can prevent growth of testicle on affected side. Right testis usually grows normally because varicoceles are usually only on the left, however a few are bilateral and both testes can be small, combiation of varicocele and small testis or testes is a very strong indication to have varicocele corrected if subject wishes to maintain or achieve maximal fertility potential. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

A way to block...: Varicocele embolization is an innovative means to treat voricocele at need with injecting embolizing coil + sclerosing agent to induce proximal level at spermatic vein entering left renal vein performed by interventional radiologists, so to cause blocking spermatic vein and in time, collapsing varicocele, with a claim of improving semen quality and pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

Here it is. ..: Varicocele embolization is done exactly like performing venogram of inferior vena cava to reach the opening where testicular vein drains into left renal vein or inferior vena cava on the right one, & interventional radiologist deploys coil + occluding substance so to eliminate gravitation pressure down to varicocle. The available studies claimed its outcome as favorable as micro-varicocelectomy. ...Read more

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Can varicocele affect the inferlity?

Yes!: A varicocele is a mass in the scrotum caused by defective valves in the testicular veins, which cause blood to pool, and the veins to expand. The pooling blood raises testicular temperature and affects testosterone and sperm production, which can affect fertility. Men can still have babies w/ this, but the odds are lower. Tx safely w/ varicocelectomy, ligation, or embolization. ...Read more

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Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

Always ask surgeon: It's a surgeons responsibility to describe the any procedure or operation beforehand also all benefits ; risks. Wonder why ur having this surgery at age 49, this is unusual. Too late to affect fertility ; varicoceles usually don't cause much discomfort. Surgery can be done via laparoscope (my preference), open microsurgery at neck of scrotum or open abdominally through a hernia type incision. ...Read more

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