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I Have Varicocel So Can I Do Heavy Workouts Like Lifting Weights
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
If I do squats (without weights) doing 10squats 3sets everyday when will i start to see results? I have very small butt and i want it bigger/plump
Maybe: You're on the right track. Look at volleyball players. They are running and jumping for hours at a time. Small size is mostly genetic, so you're going to have to accept the basic frame that you have been given; however, you can sculpt what you have. All the exercise in the world won't give you a j-lo rear end if you're not programmed to be shaped that way. ...Read more
Maybe: If you lift weights enough to build muscle you ail gain lean weight. If you eat too much whether you work out or not you will gain fat weight. If your metabolism is really revved up then you will minimize the fat weight gains. ...Read more
I am a boxer, why is it that i feel much faster when I do heavy weights than when I do bodyweight workouts which are usually recomended for boxing?
Can be difficult 2 : Say. Question is, r u faster? How long are u faster? You may be getting more power, great, but how r u at the end of the fourth? Holyfield didn't suffer but at 20, still young, talk w/trainer. Boxing most demanding sport, deviating from proven plan may b problem. Correlate feeling faster w/overall performance. Don't trade endurance for power, gotta move air, u know, bad feelin when cant, gdluc. ...Read more
Depends!: Most likely you could, but check with your Orthopod as he can answer you better as he will be able to see, assess you better, and then determine how much weights and how frequently can you lift weights. Good Luck. ...Read more
I get cracking sounds in my joints when lifting weights does this mean I should avoid lifting weights?
Not necessarily: There are a number of potential causes, so you might want to be seen for a specific diagnosis before giving up something you enjoy. One of the more common causes is crepitance, which is often associated with early softening of the cartilage in the joints. In that case you would probably want to modify your workout to avoid excessive load bearing on the joints involved. ...Read more
Exercise prescriptio: Exercise is typically safe for people with heart disease if it is done in a cautious and judicious manner. If there has been recent open heart surgery or heart stents, cardiac rehab is a good place to start. Some conditions make exercise challenging, and it would help to speak to your cardiologist and ask for an exercise prescription. ...Read more
My calves have been feeling really heavy, cramping up and hurting when I do activities that I always/regularly do ie. running. Why? How do I fix this?
See doctor: It is possible that you have a myositis which would require blood work to diagnose. A blood clot is another possiblity which would require test, but the doctors physical examination would also suggest this. If it were the usual training discomfort I doubt that you would be asking us about it as you would already know what to do. There are medications for the cramping and hurting ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's been 25 days since I had my hydrocelectomy and I really wanna know when can I get back to lifting weights or running or even playing soccer
I am informed i don't need to overheat or lift heavy weights but i'm really unhappy with my legs. How using mainly and elliptical and treadmill?
Depends: Depends on exactly what it is that you are unhappy with them about. If you went and saw a trainer, they almost certainly could help you come up with an acceptable exercise regimen. ...Read more
Hi i really need to build really big natural muscle(abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym.What should I do and how should I exercise?
Home gym exercise: There are lots of great programs out there to build muscle outside of a gym. Believe it or not yoga is great at doing just that. Outside of that one of the best programs I have found that does what you ask is p90x. It works but you have to follow the program and depending how well you follow the diet you will be remarkably surprised in 90 days. ...Read more
Diagnose: Hi, Back pain is one of my specialties. Most cases I see are do to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues also need to be addressed like numbness in the legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Dr! I have Hashimoto disease and would really like to build lean muscle, is that possible? How many days a week should I work out-lifting n cardio
See details: Lift 3-4 days a week. If you thyroid function tests are normal, the Hashimoto's will have no effect on the results of your lifting. ...Read more
I want to lift dumbells but I feet that it might stunt my height growth. I am 5'7 and 15 so should I lift dumbells or not?
Hurt my back recently, is there any workout i can do to get my arms toned other than lifting weights?
Yes: Using a roman chair to protect the back from the forces transmitted by doing a biceps curl is helpful and triceps presses up and down with the low back supported or at least in the erect position is somewhat protective. Also use low weight and hi reps but do not lift to filure. ...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?
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
Hi i had varicocele surgery before 47 days and im a body builder can i return to lifting heavy weight?
Varicocele: For safety sake wail,until you are 3 months post op. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are bodybuilding supplements safe after varicocele surgery (e.G pre and post workouts containing energy boosters and creatine formula, fat burners?
After a week. : Give your body a break. Wait one week. ...Read more
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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