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Is a varicocele curable?

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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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 a spermatocele a testicular cancer?

Is a spermatocele a testicular cancer?

No: A spermatocele is a cystic structure arising from the epididymis which is structure around the testicle. It does not lead to cancer but can cause some discomfort if large. Treatment requires surgery if bothersome and large. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele?

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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Is there a cure for testicular torsion?

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Is there a cure for testicular torsion?

Here are some ...: The underlying cause for testicular torsion is inborn inadequate fixation of testes so there is no medical cure but surgery to fix it forever - orchiopexy; that can be called "cure" if you will. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Is a goiter treatable?

Is a goiter treatable?

Yes: Treatment will depend on what triggered the goiter.It can vary from simple medication to surgical removal.Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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What is a non-dentigerous cyst? Is it treatable?

What is a non-dentigerous cyst? Is it treatable?

Not tooth related: A cyst is a pathogenic space in bone or soft tissue containing fluid or semi fluid material, and in the oral regions, almost always lined by epithelium. Non dentigerous implies that it is not related to a tooth directly or for its origin. They are nearly always treatable. You should consult with an oral surgeon. Dentistry that lasts - Quality that counts ...Read more

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What is a pituitary tuberculoma? Is it treatable?

What is a pituitary tuberculoma? Is it treatable?

Rare: Hi. Tuberculosis in the pituitary is very rare in the US, and even more so in Birmingham. It can occur in disseminated TB, probably in association with basilar meningitis. Multi-drug anti-TB regimen is called for. TB cal also whack the adrenal glands, so adrenal TB needs to be assessed for. Pituitary function (deficiency really) needs to be assessed. You have excellent endo's at UAB. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a hydrocele?

What is a hydrocele?

Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious.It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a varicocele? Is it pretty benign

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No danger ; benign..: Yes, it is benign and no danger to life. Fact: some 15-20% of men have it. ...Read more

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What is a varicocele embolization?

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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?

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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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Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease.And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease.And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Not often worrisome: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Often the reason for this is unclear, but infection, trauma, tumors, or other causes are possible, so medical evaluation is important. It requires treatment when large enough to preclude palpating of the testicle or so large as to be uncomfortable. Drainage without surgery rarely works as the fluid recollects. The operation is outpatient. ...Read more

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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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Is pediatric fibrosarcoma fatal or is there a cure?

Is pediatric fibrosarcoma fatal or is there a cure?

It depends : The outlook for children with fibrosarcoma depends on their age. Infants have a better prognosis, partially because their tumors tend to be more responsive to chemotherapy. Older children and adolescents are treated primarily with surgery and radiation; their outlook depends on the tumor's location and whether it can be completely removed. ...Read more

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What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Here are some ...: No cure has ever existed, but just apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way so to allow the body to function to its best with its own residual strength. How? Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the must leading to self preservation so to slow down the pace of inevitable aging; so is BPH. ...Read more

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What is a hydrocelectomy?

What is a hydrocelectomy?

Here is ...: Hydrocelectomy is an open procedure to eliminate the occurrence of fluid collection between scrotal wall and testis with various surgical techniques, which can be done as an outpatient with very tolerable postoperative pain. More detail? Ask the Doc for specific details that you may have. ...Read more

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Is hernia is a hereditary disease?

Is hernia is a hereditary disease?

Inguinal hernia: You may inherit anatomical properties, that predispose to inguinal (most common type) hernia formation. This does not mean if your parent had a hernia that you will necessarily have a hernia. If a close relative has an inguinal hernia it does increase your risk for the same type of hernia. Umbilical hernia is the second most common hernia type ; is not related to family history. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a lymphoma. Is this curable?

Diagnosed with a lymphoma. Is this curable?

Vewry curable: When chemo was first used for lymphoma employing drugs like CHOPP the cure rate was about 50%. When Levy defined the lymphocyte marker CD20 and the monoclonal antibody targeting it, Rituxan (rituximab) was introduced the cure rate went above 90%. Newer drugs are still coming out. ...Read more

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If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

Yes it is possible: In general dbm is a very bad cancer. Yet a total tumor resection along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cure a very small percentage of patients(5-10%). ...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 is the root cause of varicoceles?

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What is the root cause of varicoceles?

Here are some...: Varicocele is not associated with using pot/weeds, but is venous valvular dysfunction like that to cause varicose veins in lower legs. ...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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Could stress cause varicoceles?

Could stress cause varicoceles?

NO: This is an issue of the valves in the veins not working properly. ...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?

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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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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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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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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?

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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?

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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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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